Manchester United are preparing a “spectacular” offer for Casemiro. According to Relevo, the club are willing to meet Real Madrid at £59 million before offering an incredibly high salary for the midfielder.
All About the Casemiro Offer
Will Real Madrid Accept the Casemiro Offer?
Whilst Los Blancos have no need to accept the offer for Casemiro, there are several factors at play. The Brazilian has the right to decide for himself after a long and illustrious tenure at the Bernabeu, and the bid of almost £60 million is almost certain to turn heads.
Casemiro is also no longer a necessity at the club. The purchase of Aurelien Tchouameni means that the veteran defensive midfielder didn’t start the first match of the season for the La Liga champions. In a World Cup year, Real Madrid understand that the Brazilian needs minutes to secure a place in an incredibly competitive national squad.
Does Casemiro Want to Join?
Manchester United are doing everything they can to get Casemiro. The reported contract offer “does not reach double” his existing pay, although it comes close. This is enough to make Casemiro one of the highest-paid players at Old Trafford, up with the likes of former teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane.
Whilst “nothing is closed or 100% decided”, first-team football is an important factor in a lot of transfers. Where Real Madrid can’t offer this, a move to Manchester is sure to bring plenty of minutes. This is especially true with the Red Devils’ current dearth of defensive midfielders. One factor potentially holding the player off is a lack of Champions League football. The Manchester United hierarchy will hope that Casemiro is pivotal in bringing the competition back to the Theatre of Dreams.
Is This the Right Move for Manchester United?
For Erik ten Hag’s side, Casemiro is an excellent addition. First, playing Christian Eriksen as a 6 clearly was not the solution against a rampant Brentford. The Bees pulled Manchester United apart with ease, and the Brazilian’s defensive ability can help sort this issue.
Additionally, Casemiro brings leadership. He is a strong voice in a dressing room that desperately lacks direction. In short, placing the Real Madrid veteran at Old Trafford is the first step in a long process to get the Red Devils back to winning ways.
According to David Ornstein, signing Casemiro makes the hunt for Frenkie De Jong less feasible, limiting the potential for more attacking recruitment. The Athletic journalist also believes that the Brazilian is just one of many potential incoming transfers.
🚨💣 If Casemiro leaves, it will happen before Saturday. @jpedrerol
Casemiro is thinking about Manchester United’s offer. @marca #MUFC 🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/Q1FTxeOJp7
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