Casemiro tells Real Madrid he wants to go…Manchester United to complete deal in 24 hours

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Casemiro has finally decided to leave the Los Blancos after Manchester United, led by John Murtough, dropped an attractive offer for the Brazilian international.

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Casemiro edges closer to Man United’s move

Manchester United have received a massive boost in their bid to restructure Man United’s midfield, with a highly-rated Brazil midfielder Casemiro ready to join the Old Trafford club.

Talks and negotiations between Manchester United, spearheaded by John Murtough, and Real Madrid have progressed since details of Man United’s interest emerged days ago. Casemiro has been a priority target for Manchester United after the club bashed against red flags on other targeted midfielders.

Erik Ten Hag had primed his former player at Ajax, Frenkie de Jong, for a deal, but the Dutch have remained resolute in his Barcelona future despite facing threats of wage cut at Camp Nou. The new Manchester United coach has strongly identified de Jong as key in his Man United midfield strategy.

Another midfield target, Adrien Rabiot, found its way into Manchester United’s transfer radar, with Juventus eager to strike a £15m deal for the player. Veronique Rabiot, Rabiot’s mother, demanded a jumbo pay which did not sit well with the Old Trafford club. Manchester United had to call off the deal. ErikTen Hag equally backed off from a possible with Bologna’s Arnautovic. Interets in Atletico Madrid’s duo – Matheus Cunha and Joao Felix was met with rejection.

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A dramatic run of pull-outs and rejections shot the Casemiro deal into Man United’s transfer radar. At first, Casemiro’s potential switch to Old Trafford seemed unlikely, with Manchester United’s Champions League disadvantage.

John Murtough was smart enough, pulling all necessary triggers to land the midfielder. Man United reportedly tabled a juicy offer for Casemiro. Proposals for both Real Madrid and the 30-year-old are attractive. Man United’s bid for Casemiro will catapult the Real Madrid star to the top hierarchy of Man United’s top earners.

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Casemiro and Ancelotti

Unarguably, Casemiro is a top star in Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid squad. He was a part of the treble-winning Real Madrid squad last season. Carlo Ancelotti values the player, but it is understood that he is not indispensable with Manchester United’s £60m offer plus £10m add-ons.

Meanwhile, the Croatian engineer of the Los Blancos’ “Bermuda Triangle,” Luka Modric, has just extended his contract till 2023 at the club. German machine Toni Kroos, although has turned down an offer for a contract extension, still has a year remaining in his contract.

Aurelien Tchouameni, Camavinga, and Valverde are already competing for a starting line-up. Moreso, Real Madrid’s long-term plan to restructure the team by signing youngsters may not augur well with Casemiro. That made it easier for Man United to convince the Brazilian footballer to reunite with his former Real Madrid teammates: Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane at Old Trafford.

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According to Sky Sports, the Los Blancos are ready to sell Casemiro to Manchester United. Man United is tabling a £60m plus £10m add-ons for the player. Talks have progressed between both clubs.

Casemiro has also given momentum to the deal with Ma United’s big offer. He has told the Real Madrid hierarchy that he wants to leave, as per daily mail reports.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Casemiro’s switch to Manchester United will likely occur within 24 to 48 hours. Erik ten Hag has desperately needed a holding midfielder, and Casemiro will probably be a good pick.

Who Is Casemiro?

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Casemiro is a 30-year-old Brazilian defensive midfielder who joined Real Madrid from Sao Paulo in 2013.

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Casemiro started his professional career at Sao Paulo, where he made 92 appearances for the club, scoring 9 goals. He first joined the Real Madrid youth team before transitioning to the main team. He has made 222 appearances for Real Madrid, scoring 24 goals.

Stats

Casemiro has made a total of 63 appearances for Brazil’s national team and has scored 5 goals. He has played for the Brazil U-17 and U-20 levels, making 22 appearances with 4 goals to his credit.

Trophies and Honours

Casemiro has won the La Liga, Champions League, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, and the Copa Del Rey with Real Madrid. He has won the South American U-17 and U-20 Championship with Brazil. He also won the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2011 and the Copa America in 2019.

Casemiro has appeared in the La Liga team of the season, the UEFA Champions League Squad of the season, and the Copa America team of the Tournament.

Style of play

Casemiro is a top defensive midfielder and has functioned in a box-to-box role in the center of the pitch. He has also been used as a center-back.

Casemiro balances his bereft technical abilities with composure, strength, and intelligence. He is known for his high work rate, aggressive and hard tackles.

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