Manchester United might be about to add Real Madrid star Casemiro to the midfield and sprinkle some relief on Erik Ten Hag.
A variety of reports suggest the Brazil international is keen on a move to Manchester United, with the Premier League giants turning to the 30-year-old after spending all summer chasing Frenkie de Jong.
Casemiro who is regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world and rarely injured, is something we need to be looking at after seeing Raphael Varane struggle to stay fit since joining from Madrid a year ago.
He was a mainstay in the heart of Real Madrid’s midfield and a key-figure in their double-winning last season as he collected his fifth Champions League medal and his third La Liga title.
It is believed that Casemiro will travel to England next week ahead of a transfer to United, meaning United might acquire a bit of steel to the midfield. It’s been needed for years.
However, Spanish newspaper Marca claim the Real Madrid no.14 could have his medical at United tomorrow.
Manchester United will send official bid for Casemiro tonight in order to close the deal on Friday. €60m fee, €10m add-ons – so Real Madrid are expected to accept in the next hours. ???? #MUFC
Man Utd offering contract valid until June 2026 plus option for further season. pic.twitter.com/E6kKvKK1Q3
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 18, 2022
The report states the player has accepted Old Trafford as his next destination, adding: “Casemiro will undergo a medical with Manchester United tomorrow.”
Furthermore, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano says United are positive about getting a deal done by Friday, with football director John Murtough on the case.
I hope Murtough can convince at least one top midfielder to join the club this summer after failing thus far to land De Jong, who, let’s not forget, was Ten Hag’s primary target.