Casemiro changes Madrid’s calm

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Manchester United are desperate to sign the Brazilian midfielder, whom he is tempting with an astronomical contract

In a summer market that has been a real oil slick for Real Madrid, a last-minute headache has changed the calm that has so far reigned in Concha Espina’s offices. The knock-on effect caused by Manchester United’s catastrophic start to the season, bottom of the Premier League and plunged into a real storm over the Cristiano Ronaldo case, has engulfed Real Madrid given the urgent need of the ‘red devils’ for reinforcements to support the project of Erik ten Hag to breathe new life into Old Trafford.

Desperate for flashy signings, United have their eyes on Casemiro, a pillar of Madrid’s golden generation who have won five Champions Leagues in eight years. The interest is so great that the offer has tempted the player, an indisputable fact for Ancelotti who now, with the arrival of Tchouaméni, finally has a specific replacement. Far from it, the Frenchman guarantees the Brazilian’s route and hierarchy, at least not for the time being, but the fixed €80 million plus another 20 in variables Madrid agreed with Monaco for his transfer could invite him to fly quickly within the minute the form.

In this context, a more discreet role for Casemiro in Madrid 2022-23 would be appropriate, which, together with the juicy contract that the English club offered the footballer, could convince Chamartín of the appropriateness of accepting a proposal in the event that the main protagonist, so I asked for it. Not in vain, in the white offices, the career of the Madrid shirt Brazilian and his total identification with the values ​​of the club since he arrived from Sao Paulo in January 2013 are appreciated. Costing just £6million, he built himself a spot in the first team after being passed by Castilla and then ended up gaining experience at Porto.

Despite his 30s, an age even more than acceptable in today’s football but more conflicting for a defensive midfielder, last season’s figures remained those of an undisputed player in Madrid. He played 48 of the 56 official games, 46 of which as a starter, and his absence was only due to injury, physical illness or sanction. It is true that Tchouaméni has now arrived, but Casemiro’s impeccable performance in the European Super Cup does not invite us to forgo the services of a footballer whose lineage and hierarchy in the white dressing room are very remarkable.

The player has already spoken to Florentino Perez, who in turn told him that the club has no need and does not intend to make a transfer, but that he would accept it if the player decided to pack his bags. So, and in the absence of the final figures of a contract that would be very high and lengthy – until 2027, two years more than what is currently signed in Chamartín – United are making an initial offer of €60 million, with Madrid starting early. it starts at 80, so both claims could be somewhere in between.

In addition to the economy, the sporting situation of a club that has drifted since its last title in the English Premier League in 2013, raises even more doubts. At Old Trafford, they never recovered from the absence of Alex Ferguson, the creative mind of that group that dominated England with an iron fist for two decades and who year after year also forced the Old Continent on.

For starters, the Red Devils will have to make do with the Europa League this season, far from the glamor of the Champions League, but nothing seems to indicate that they can improve to sixth place in the domestic league last year. Manchester City, once a poor neighbour, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham now present many more solid projects. In that sense United is knocking on all doors against the clock. He bid 130 million for Joao Felix, with a negative response from Atletico, asked Chelsea for Pulisic and plans to pay the rest for Casemiro.

Source: La Verdad

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