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In a dilemma: Real Madrid veteran undecided over future amid Man United links

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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.

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Real Madrid forward’s contract extension is imminent

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If there’s one thing to note about Karim Benzema’s career trajectory, it is that he has only improved over time.

Just last season, the French international enjoyed his finest individual campaign till date, with 44 goals and 15 assists in all competitions.

However, a question mark lingers around the club captain’s future, with his current contract set to expire next summer. A new update has emerged around the Los Blancos legend’s contractual situation, which is set to put a smile on every Madridista’s face.

As per the latest information provided by transfer insider Fabrizio Romano on the ‘Here We Go’ podcast, Karim Benzema’s contract renewal with the European champions is imminent.

Despite turning 35 in December this year, the veteran remains in the conversation for being the best striker in the world, alongside Manchester City’s Erling Haaland and Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski.

So much so that the five-time Champions League winner is the favourite to win his first-ever Ballon d’Or later this year.

Whilst Benzema has suffered a knee injury this term, he has still managed to register three goals in five league starts.

With all signs pointing to the Los Merengues icon still being at the peak of his powers, it only makes sense why the club are intending on tying him down to a brand-new deal.

Alongside Vinicius Jr., Karim Benzema has managed to form the deadliest forward duo in Europe since the start of the 2021/22 campaign. And considering Real Madrid’s aim to triumph on multiple fronts for the upcoming seasons, it is vital that the experienced goalscorer stays put at the club.

Despite the successful coup of Aurelien Tchouameni, handing Benzema a fresh contract may be the club’s signing of the season.

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