Man Utd closing in on Real Madrid's Casemiro - reports




 

Manchester United are close to signing Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro for a fee that could rise to 70 million euros (£59 million, $71 million) according to multiple media reports on Friday.

The BBC and The Athletic reported United will pay an initial 60 million euros and make the Brazilian international among the top earners in the Premier League with a four-year deal along with a club option to extend that contract by an extra season.

United are badly in need of new recruits after a miserable start to Erik ten Hag's reign has left them bottom of the Premier League for the first time in 30 years.

A lack of new signings has been partly to blame for embarrassing defeats to Brighton and Brentford with Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen and Tyrell Malacia the only additions to Ten Hag's squad so far.

Worse could still be to come for the Red Devils with Liverpool up next at Old Trafford on Monday.

Even if talks progress smoothly over the weekend, Casemiro is unlikely to be registered in time for that match.

The 30-year-old has won three La Liga titles and five Champions Leagues during nine years with the Spanish champions as he formed a formidable midfield trio with Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.

However, Casemiro's place in Carlo Ancelotti's preferred starting line-up has come under threat by the signing of Aurelien Tchouameni this summer for a fee that could rise to 100 million euros.

kca/pi

COMMENTS

More Related News

Premier League odds, picks: Week 10 of the 2022-23 season
Premier League odds, picks: Week 10 of the 2022-23 season

Before you watch the Premier League this weekend, make sure to know who's expected to win. The odds and picks of our staff for Week 10 are inside.

West Ham vs Fulham: How to watch, live stream link, TV, team news
West Ham vs Fulham: How to watch, live stream link, TV, team news

Injury-hit Fulham visits West Ham United on Sunday, hoping to catch weary hosts just back from a midweek trip to Belgium.

Brighton vs Tottenham: How to watch, live stream link, TV channel, team news
Brighton vs Tottenham: How to watch, live stream link, TV channel, team news

Brighton vs Tottenham is an early-season test of credentials as the hosts look to show their top-four quality is on the level of their third-place visitors.

Ever Wonder why there is an actual cottage at Craven Cottage?
Ever Wonder why there is an actual cottage at Craven Cottage?

Our 'Ever Wonder' series will run throughout the 2022-23 Premier League season and focuses on key stories behind the history, tradition and culture of all 20 Premier League clubs.

'Right step' for Alonso to take over at Leverkusen

New Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso said the time was right to move into first-team management, after being officially unveiled as Bayer Leverkusen's new coach on Thursday.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Soccer