Raphael Varane's emotional goodbye to Real Madrid after Manchester United move agreed

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Now set to begin a new journey with Manchester United, France star Raphael Varane has issued a heartfelt farewell to Real Madrid and their supporters.

The Frenchman, who spent the past 10 years at Los Blancos, took to Instagram on Friday to pen a lengthy goodbye letter to his soon-to-be former club and its supporters. 

Scroll through the mini-gallery above to see some images of Varane saying farewell to Real staff and teammates on Friday

"These past days have been filled with many emotions, feelings that I now want to share with all of you," Varane wrote (translated from Spanish).  

"After 10 amazing and wonderful years at Real Madrid, a club I will always carry in my heart, the day has come to say goodbye.

"Since I came in 2011, we've together exceeded all expectations and achieved things I never dreamed of. I would like to thank all the coaches and all the people who work or have worked at the club for everything they have done for me. 

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"Thank you very much also to all the Madridistas who always gave me a lot of love and with their great demands they pushed me to give the best and fight for every success. 

"I had the honour of sharing the locker room with the best players in the world. Countless victories I'll never forget, especially 'La Decima'. I realise it's been a great privilege to have been able to live those special moments.

"Finally, I want to thank all Spaniards and especially the city of Madrid where my two children were born. This country will always be special to me. It's been an amazing journey in every way. I leave with the feeling of giving it all and I won't change a single thing in this story of ours.

"A new chapter begins…"

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