REVEALED: Casemiro is tempted by the chance to join Man United on a five-year contract, with the Red Devils ready to pay nearly £60m… and Real Madrid want to replace him with Bruno Guimaraes
- Casemiro won five Champions Leagues in nine years at Real Madrid
- Leaving for Manchester United would mean missing the tournament
- However, the 30-year-old was tempted by the offer of a five-year contract
- Real are reportedly looking to replace the Brazilian with Newcastle’s Bruno Guimaraes
Real Madrid are still waiting for Casemiro to make a decision on his future after Manchester United approached him earlier this week.
Casemiro has so far remained silent on the possibility of a move to the Premier League.
It is understood that the prospect of signing a five-year contract at the age of 30, which the previous treatment of Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo shows him will not happen at Real Madrid, is very attractive despite any move to Old Trafford, meaning he’s giving up Champions League football.
30-year-old midfielder Casemiro is considering a move to Manchester United
Spent his entire European career with Real Madrid barring a brief loan spell with Porto
Casemiro has a contract until 2025 and it will likely be his last at the club, apart from the annual renewals that Madrid offer to players over 30 and which Luka Modric is currently accepting.
United’s potential five-year offer would give him security until 2027 and offset the drop in terms of current trophy potential.
Casemiro has spent his entire European career at Madrid apart from a brief loan spell at Porto.
The midfielder has won five Champions Leagues with the club in over 300 appearances.
He has already had his head turned by an adventure elsewhere and would have considered a move to Paris if Zinedine Zidane had taken the job at PSG.
Madrid are reportedly considering replacing Casemiro, in case he agrees to sign for United.
Although he signed 22-year-old Aurelien Tchouameni this summer, the club, according to Diario AS, have made Bruno Guimaraes their No.1 option.
Newcastle’s Brazil international is on a short list of names which also includes Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez.
Erik ten Hag switched to Casemiro after failing to pursue Frenkie de Jong
Betis have to sell as they are currently exceeding their squad’s allowable spending and are unable to register new signings Willian Jose, Luiz Henrique and Luiz Felipe.
If Casemiro tells Madrid he wants to leave United, he will have to meet Madrid’s demands.
The Spanish champions have a habit of selling or not renewing club legends before it becomes impossible to move on or walk away for free.
It was notable on Tuesday, when the story broke in Spain, that the club only informed that they had not received any offers; there was no message that they would not be willing to sell.
If Casemiro leaves, Real will look to bring in Bruno Guimaraes as a replacement
Casemiro cost just €6m when Madrid signed him nine years ago and he has a €1bn release clause.
Madrid are reportedly seeking a fee of around £65million, the amount United were offering Barcelona for Frenkie de Jong.
He is a noticeably different player from the Dutch midfielder who has long been a target for ten Hags.
Casemiro is an aggressive and hard-working midfielder with a knack for solid tackling, but lacks the Dutchman’s playmaking qualities.
Erik ten Hag’s Man United side lost 4-0 at Brentford on Saturday night
The physical addition will be a plus for United after they were bullied in their 4-0 loss to Brentford on Saturday night.
Ten Hag was criticized after the match for creating such a small squad in west London, with the selection of 5ft 9in centre-back Lisandro Martinez proving particularly unpopular.
Red Devils fans are hoping for a much better performance when they take on Liverpool at Old Trafford on Monday.