Varane shows off his magic touch in France training

The Real Madrid central defender showed off his skills as he prepared for his country's upcoming international friendlies against Germany and England

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How’s your touch? Not bad if your name is Raphael Varane.

The Real Madrid defender may still be third choice at his club behind Sergio Ramos and Pepe, but this piece of skill in France training shows it’s not down to a lack of quality.

Flicking his right leg behind his left, he controls the ball beautifully with his heel, before striking the ball sweetly with his left peg.

France are preparing for upcoming friendlies against World Cup winners Germany and England over the next few days ahead of next summer’s European Championships - which they are hosting.

Varane - along with the likes of Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann - will be one of many young Les Bleus players hoping to impress at that tournament.

Watch his lovely first touch in the video below.