Man United will bid €60 million for Casemiro, and Madrid could be open to negotiating.
Manchester United is reportedly mulling a £50 million (nearly €60 million) offer for Casemiro, according to Telefoot.
Coach Ten Hag has prioritized adding players to the midfield this summer. When MU suffered losses to Brentford and Brighton in their first two Premier League games, he was even more keen to do it. The Red Devils believe that Casemiro is a target who can help them overcome obstacles.
Since arriving to the Bernabeu from Sao Paulo in 2013, the 30-year-old midfielder has made more than 330 appearances for Real. He has done so while playing with current MU players like Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo. With three La Liga championships and five Champions League victories over the previous ten years, Casemiro has also helped Los Blancos be successful.
Casemiro renewed his contract with Real last year, keeping him at Madrid until 2025. However, the arrival of rookie Aurelien Tchouameni has threatened Casemiro’s position. In the opening match of La Liga 2022/23 on Sunday, Casemiro could only come on from the bench. This situation may make Casemiro consider when receiving interest from MU.
Real Madrid still has three years left on the Brazilian’s deal, but the club could be prepared to start contract talks with him. Due to the presence of Aurelien Tchouameni, Fede Valverde, and Eduardo Camavinga, they feel that the position is well filled.
The new manager of United, Erik ten Hag, is a huge admirer of Casemiro. M.U is hungry to supplement the midfield, especially the defensive midfield position when the current duo of Scott McTominay and Fred are showing signs of “overload” and not maintaining a stable performance. Before that, Ten Hag’s top target was Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong. Despite agreeing a fee, the Dutchman’s future is in trouble as Barcelona move to take legal action over the player’s contract.
The 30-year-old was an important member of Madrid’s team last season, participating in 48 games (45 starts), scoring one goal, and providing four assists.