As Manchester United‘s chase for a midfielder continues, Fabrizio Romano has run down some of the main targets being discussed internally. One major name being considered is Real Madrid stalwart Casemiro.
Romano reports that the Adrien Rabiot deal is completely off and in his place, there are a number of options being considered. Speaking about the Los Blancos man, he said: “Real Madrid’s Casemiro is a dream target but not easy because Carlo Ancelotti would like to keep him”.
Relevo have chimed in to add that the Red Devils are willing to offer the club £67 million as a transfer fee. In addition, they will offer double the player’s wages.
Casemiro Is Manchester United’s Dream Target
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Casemiro is Manchester United's dream target in midfield as the Adrien Rabiot deal has been called off.
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The 30-year-old Brazilian has become one of the first names on the team sheet for the Spanish side after years of consistent play. He is a defensive-minded midfield engine who adds that x-factor when surrounded by quality creative players.
After breaking through at senior level with Sao Paolo, the Brazilian was picked up in 2013 by La Casa Blanca, where he has been a constant fixture in the team since a 2014/15 loan spell at Porto. He currently boasts 336 appearances in a legendary Madrid shirt to his name.
🚨 Casemiro is considering a move to Manchester United. One of the reasons is because he'd be given a huge wage increase
Marco Asensio and Real Madrid are also open to a move. United have made no offer yet but could be interested.
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) August 17, 2022
A Marquee Signing
With the Red Devils getting their season off to a woeful start, the need for players is bigger than ever. Waiting around for Frenkie de Jong has come back to bite them as they’re left with massive gaps in quality in their first team. The need for a marquee signing to make a statement of intent is massive right now.
Casemiro is exactly the kind of marquee player to sign to turn fan opinion around. Grabbing one of Real Madrid’s core players, and someone with his kind of energy, could be what’s needed to pick the team up by the scruff of its neck after a slow start.