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Manchester United are closing in on a £60 million deal for Real Madrid star Casemiro

Marcus Chan

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Manchester United are closing in on a £60 million deal for Real Madrid star Casemiro

Manchester United are reportedly closing in on the signing of midfielder Casemiro from Real Madrid

According to multiple reports, United have submitted a £60 million bid for the Brazilian midfielder and Madrid are thought to have accepted the offer. 

The Old Trafford club are also set to offer Casemiro a weekly wage of £290,000 in a bid to lure the midfielder away from the Bernabeu

Italian football journalist Nicolo Schira has said that the two parties have agreed on the contract. Casemiro is set to earn around £15.2 million per year and will sign a four year deal that will expire in the summer of 2026. 

Having won all trophies available to him at Madrid, it is believed that Casemiro is keen on a new adventure, and a move to one of the most historic clubs in world football is something too good to turn down. 

With the signings of Aurelien Tchouameni and the emergence of Eduardo Camavinga, Casemiro’s once untouchable status in the Madrid team is now under threat. 

It has been reported that Casemiro was not initially on Erik ten Hag’s list of targets. However, despite having agreed a fee with Barcelona for Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong, the club have so far failed to close out the deal. 

This is due to the 25-year-old’s reluctancy to leave the Camp Nou. It is believed that De Jong appreciates such interest from a club like United, but is said to be more than settled in Catalonia and is not willing to relocate. Therefore, Ten Hag has been forced to look elsewhere in order to bolster his midfield options.

Barcelona are desperate to sell in order to balance the books after another massive spending spree this summer which led to the arrivals of high profile names such as Robert Lewandowski and Jules Kounde

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

United are in need of an injection of quality after their dismal start to the Premier League campaign. They find themselves bottom of the league table after two defeats against Brighton and Brentford

Ten Hag was especially critical of his side’s performance during the 4-0 humiliation by Brentford

He told Sky Sports: “It's naive, how we played today, you have to play more direct. 

“We said: invite them in [to press] and play long. We attracted them, the space was high on the pitch and we had to choose that option. 

“That's what we couldn't do. It's no good, definitely. That's not the standard on how we want to act.” 

Next up for United is the small matter of hosting arch rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford, with both teams searching for their first win of the season. 

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester United, Manchester United Transfer News & Rumours, Real Madrid, Casemiro

Marcus Chan
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