Alongside Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, Casemiro has defined an era in the midfield of Real Madrid. For close to a decade, he has been a vital part of the Spanish team’s setup and has earned a reputation for being one of the best defensive midfielders in world football.
The Brazilian has won it all with Real Madrid including three La Liga titles and five UEFA Champions League trophies. Now, as he steps into the final phase of his career, he has one final chance to make a big move and start a new chapter as Manchester United are interested in his services.
According to reports from Andy Mitten, Casemiro is yet to decide if his future lies at Real Madrid or Manchester United. One big factor that will influence his decision is whether or not he will be a key starter for Los Blancos in 2-3 years.
Until last year, Casemiro was an irreplaceable part of Carlo Ancelotti’s setup. Moreover, given that he is still just 30, the Brazilian could easily have another 3-4 years in his tank.
However, the arrival of Aurelien Tchouameni complicates the situation. The French international is seen as the long-term replacement for Casemiro and will undoubtedly take a big slice of the veteran’s playing time in the coming years.
Manchester United not only assure game time but also promise to double his wages, an offer that would be difficult to turn down. Moreover, it is a chance for the midfielder to prove himself in a new league.
The Red Devils are willing to offer €60 million for Real Madrid’s star player. The final decision, however, will be completely down to the player.
Official: Real Madrid squad list against Real Sociedad
Real Madrid will be aiming to continue their recent winning streak when they take on third-placed Real Sociedad in La Liga on Sunday.
Los Blancos have picked up three wins in three games against Villarreal, Athletic Club and Atletico Madrid. Given that Barcelona already have a lead at the top of the table, Carlo Ancelotti’s men cannot afford any slip-up against Sociedad tomorrow.
Ahead of the much-anticipated contest at the Santiago Bernabeu, manager Ancelotti has announced the Real Madrid squad list for the game.
Dani Carvajal, who trained normally today, is still not back on the roster, with Ancelotti already admitting that the Spaniard could return against Valencia next week.
Meanwhile, David Alaba, Aurelien Tchouameni and Lucas Vazquez also remain unavailable while Ferland Mendy misses out after picking up a hamstring injury against Atletico Madrid.
Rodrygo Goes, who also sustained a knock in the game against Atletico, is fully fit and on the squad list for the Real Sociedad encounter. Eden Hazard is also back after missing the last two matches with an injury.
Castilla midfielder Mario Martin, who made his senior debut against the Rojiblancos is retained on the list by Ancelotti.