As he approaches a £60 million transfer to Manchester United, Casemiro is said to have hosted a goodbye supper with pals in Spain.
United, who were forced to seek elsewhere after appearing to miss out on Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, have made the Real Madrid midfielder a late summer target.
After Casemiro reached a personal agreement with Old Trafford officials on Wednesday night, Sportsmail reported that the Premier League club is about to give new head coach Erik ten Hag his largest signing of the transfer window thus far.
Madrid has given him the all-clear to go through a medical in Manchester, which will happen this weekend before he signs a four-year contract.
The Brazil international is getting ready to bid Madrid farewell after nine seasons in LaLiga, and according to Spanish journalist Edu Aguirre, he even hosted a farewell dinner with pals in Spain.
Speaking about the dinner on the Spanish television network El Chiringuito, Aguirre stated: “Everything implies that it was a farewell.”
After joining Real from Brazilian club Sao Paulo nine years ago, Casemiro has made 336 appearances, amassed five Champions League victories, three Spanish championships, and one Copa del Rey.
However, the 30-year-old is about to end his tenure with Los Blancos and start a new adventure in Manchester after helping them win the title again last season.
After being advised by Florentino Perez, the president of Real Madrid, that he could choose to stay or go, he informed Carlo Ancelotti of his wish to join United in a meeting with the Madrid manager on Wednesday night.
With three years remaining on his contract at the Bernabeu, Ancelotti is incredibly unhappy to have lost one of his most dependable players.
However, the addition of Aurelien Tchouameni from Monaco, who kept him off the field in the victory over Almeria last weekend, has jeopardized his status as a first-team regular under the Italian.
Ten Hag is apparently close to signing the deep-lying midfielder he so much wants after a United agent traveled to Madrid this week to inquire about a prospective trade.