Manchester United player Raphael Varane has reportedly announced his retirement from international football at the age of 29.
The Frenchman is hanging his boots after earning 93 caps and won a World Cup with the team.
Football journalist, Fabrizio Romano announced the news on Twitter.
He said: “Official. Raphaël Varane announces his retirement from international football, he won’t play for French national team anymore. 🚨🇫🇷 #France #MUFC”
Varane has been part of the French national team set-up since 2013 and helped them to global glory in 2018, while also claiming a UEFA Nations League crown in 2021 and reaching another World Cup final in 2022.
Le Parisien reports that Varane is ready to follow the lead of fellow countryman Hugo Lloris by walking away from the France squad.
It is suggested that a heavy schedule of domestic and international football is taking its toll on the former Real Madrid defender and he now wants to spend more time with his family.
Varane made his international debut against Georgia in March 2013 and was a regular for Les Bleus all the way through to their 4-2 victory over Croatia in the 2022 World Cup final.
He has been a reliable option for Didier Deschamps over recent years, but is ready to focus solely on events at Manchester United.