Manchester United have reached an agreement with La Liga champions Real Madrid for the transfer of defensive midfielder Casemiro. The 30-year-old will sign a four-to-five-year deal with United with wages of around €16 million a year. British media said that United will pay 70 million euros. Earlier, Real coach Carlo Ancelotti said that Casemiro wanted to leave Real to face a “new challenge”.
Casemiro’s approach will increase United’s options in midfield, with the Ten Hag currently only having Fred and Scott McTominay as regulars in that position.
United are at the bottom of the Premier League after losing their first two games. They host rivals Liverpool on Monday night. Real, on the other hand, approached French midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni in June from Monaco, with the 22-year-old believed to be a replacement for Casemiro.
After joining the Spanish giants in 2013 from Sao Paulo, Casemiro won five Champions League trophies, three La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey and three Club World Cups among other honours. He is one of the Real players who made history under Zinedine Zidane.