Even if the Brazilian departs for Manchester United, Los Blancos will still be in a solid position.
A flawlessly designed and implemented sporting strategy that was always followed has been one of the secrets of Real Madrid’s recent success.
In accordance with that strategy, Karim Benzema will be replaced in two years, with Erling Haaland favored above Kylian Mbappe, and the CMK (Casemiro-Modric-Kroos) midfield trio will be replaced by younger midfielders.
Two departures in the past two years
Real Madrid has been operating under the presumption that two of their three illustrious midfielders will retire during the course of the next two seasons (this one and the next).
Given that Modric (who turns 37 in September), Kroos (32) and Casemiro (30) are not the same age, one would assume that the Croatian, despite being in fantastic form, would be the first to depart.
Ceased to be essential
Given Aurelien Tchouameni’s recent arrival, Casemiro becoming the first to depart wouldn’t be too bad of a setback.
Some believe that the Frenchman, who cost 80 million euros, was destined to replace the Brazilian at some point.
With Manchester United’s offer to Casemiro (which is almost tripling his wage, but not quite), it may now happen sooner rather than later.
Casemiro is willing to move to Old Trafford because, in addition to making a lot of money, he would be a definite starter and because he realizes that he is no longer necessary for Madrid.
It’s crucial because Madrid has said he has the choice of staying or leaving.
Avoiding rushing the change
Moving away from the three legends and toward Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde, and Dani Ceballos without destroying the positive environment in the locker room is one of the keys to Madrid’s strategy.
The development of the plan has been greatly aided by Casemiro, Karim Benzema, Modric, and Kroos’ consistent backing of the young players, as well as Carlo Ancelotti’s handling of the problem.
Camavinga and Alaba’s versatility
The fact that Ancelotti has a number of talented players who can play a variety of midfield positions in addition to Tchouameni is another plus.
Alaba, who has experience playing there for Bayern Munich and Austria, is the third choice, followed by Camavinga.
Madrid thinks they are ready for Casemiro’s potential exit because of his experience, character traits, and willingness to take on challenges.