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Manchester United intends to sign Casemiro from Real Madrid to solve their midfield crisis: Reports

Manchester United intends to sign Casemiro from Real Madrid.

Casemiro and Erik ten Hag

The Real Madrid midfielder, who has been a key member of the Los Blancos’ midfield for a while, had an outstanding season with them last year. Managers from Manchester United are reportedly in Madrid with the intention of signing him before the deadline.

According to reports, Manchester United is considering acquiring Casemiro. The Red Devils have apparently turned their focus to Real Madrid and Casemiro in particular as the deal to sign Adrien Rabiot from Juventus appears to be getting more complicated because the Frenchman is demanding higher pay. Casemiro has emerged as an unexpected target for them this summer. 

This summer, a number of players have been associated with Manchester United, from Frenkie de Jong to Alvaro Morata. However, according to Marca, the club’s executives are reportedly in Madrid to discuss a possible transfer for the Brazilian midfielder.

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Casemiro is believed to be a top-tier player

Casemiro

Additionally, according to the Marca source, United has not yet made a proposal for the player. Manchester United still reportedly wants to recruit a center-forward first, considering their goal-scoring issues this year following two straight Premier League losses that saw them tumble to the bottom of the points standings.

In the past, Casemiro’s Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo promised to declare his future with Manchester United shortly and criticized the media for fabricating stories about his position there.

It is believed that Manchester United recognizes the five-time Champions League champion status as an ambitious goal. He is regarded as a player of a top calibre comparable to Barcelona’s Netherlands international, though it is unclear if his capture will persuade them to end their summer-long pursuit of De Jong.

The Brazilian has won the Champions League trophy five times and three times in La Liga while playing for Real Madrid. The 30-year-old has 63 international caps for Brazil, helping his nation win the 2019 Copa America. The ball-winning defensive midfielder that Manchester United has been craving is Casemiro, and he could be able to stop the counterattacks that have wrecked Ten Hag’s first few weeks there.

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