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Casemiro talks Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Rodrygo, Vinicius, Eder Militao



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Casemiro recently attended a presser for Brazil, just a few days before the Selecao take on Switzerland in their group game.

The ex-Real Madrid player talked about his former teammates Eder Militao, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric while healing the likes of Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior.

Talking about his desired partner in midfield, the Brazilian international joked about playing with Modric and Kroos once again. “Who I’d rather play in midfield with? Modrić and Toni Kroos,” he said, as quoted by MARCA.

Although Casemiro left Real Madrid in the summer, he is sharing the Brazil team with many of his former teammates at the Bernabeu. He praised some of them such as Vinicius and Rodrygo, both of who are set to play pivotal roles in the attack, following the injury of Neymar.

“It’s always an advantage to have Militão, Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo with you,” said Casemiro, who hailed Rodrygo, in particular. “It’s a pleasure to watch Rodrygo play. Whenever he touches the ball, something special happens. If you love football, you love Rodrygo,” he added.

The Manchester United midfielder went on to add more insight about Brazil’s potential solution in the right-back position, especially after the injury of Danilo. He made a special reference to Eder Militao.

“Militão can play RB. He played there before. I’m not going to say who (will play RB), but that player is training well,” he said.

Danilo picked up an ankle injury during Brazil’s opening game and will subsequently miss the nation’s remaining group games. With Casemiro hinting at Militao potentially operating in the position, it will be interesting to see Tite’s team selection ahead of the upcoming game against Switzerland.

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Atletico Madrid ‘approach’ Real Madrid, Arsenal midfield target over summer move



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According to AS, Atletico Madrid have made the first approach for Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga, who has also been linked heavily with a move to Real Madrid and Arsenal.

The 20-year-old midfielder has emerged as one of the most exciting young prospects in Spanish football this season, having already netted nine goals in La Liga.

It has alerted a series of top-level clubs, with the likes of Real Madrid, Arsenal, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid all being linked with the youngster, who has a €40 million release clause in his contract with Celta.

Real Madrid are in the market for midfield reinforcements and have identified Jude Bellingham as their top target, but Veiga is also said to be on the agenda at the Santiago Bernabeu

However, recently, the Galician club’s president confirmed that there had been contact from clubs in England, but stated that Real Madrid had made no approach.

On top of that, a report from MARCA quoted a club source saying that they were not contemplating signing the 20-year-old.

Amidst this, it has now emerged that Atletico Madrid have made an approach towards signing Veiga from Celta Vigo in the summer transfer window.

The Rojiblancos are also in the market for new midfielders amid question marks over the futures of Saul Niguez and Geoffrey Kondogbia.

While Diego Simeone’s side have taken a first step, the report indicates that Veiga, in case of the absence of interest from Real Madrid, would prefer to join Arsenal.

So, the Colchoneros will need to put in efforts to convince the 20-year-old to choose them over a move to the Premier League club come summer if they are serious about adding the talented youngster to their roster for next season.

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