Manchester United is delighted to announce that the club has reached agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of Casemiro.
Manchester United have reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the £59.5m (€70m) signing of midfielder Casemir.
The 30-year-old Brazil international is in discussions over personal terms which are close to being finalised ahead of his proposed move to Old Trafford.
Sharing the story on the clubs official handle, its understood that Casemiro is expected to arrive in the UK in the next 24 to 48 hours to undergo a medical and officially sign a four-year contract with United, which has the option of a further year.
The transfer is subject to the agreement of personal terms, UK visa requirements and a medical.
Casemiro has played over 500 professional games, including 63 at international level for his native Brazil. He has won 17 major honours in his illustrious career including five Champions League titles and the Copa America.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 19, 2022
Ancelotti: Casemiro wants new challenge
Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Casemiro is set to leave Real Madrid to pursue a “new challenge”.
“I talked to (Casemiro) this morning,” Ancelotti said. “He wants to try a new challenge, a new opportunity. I and the club understand it.
“With what he’s done at this club and the person he is, we have to respect it. There are talks right now, nothing is official, but he wants to leave. We wish him all the best in his next challenge.”
United’s interest in Casemiro comes amid the backdrop of the club’s fruitless pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
A deal to bring the Netherlands international to Old Trafford before the September 1 transfer deadline looks increasing unlikely, though De Jong remains a long-term target for United boss Erik ten Hag.
Were Barcelona to offer United the chance to sign De Jong in the final two weeks of the window, it would require a creative deal on the part of United to get it over the line.
United back for Antony
Manchester United have not ruled out making an improved bid for Ajax forward Antony after the Dutch club rejected a £68m (€80m) offer.
While United are reluctant to increase their offer, there is a feeling the player is keen to secure a move to Old Trafford and dialogue remains open between the two clubs.
We all look forward to welcoming Casemiro to Old Trafford.