Casemiro’s signing for Manchester United is now official. The Brazilian midfielder is leaving Real Madrid, where he joined in 2013, and heading to Manchester United, with whom he will sign for the next five seasons.
Rumors that began earlier this week with United’s interest in the player festered until the transfer was made official on Friday, just hours after Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti publicly admitted no only Casemiro’s interest. go to the British club”looking for a new challenge“but negotiations between the parties.
Casemiro leaves Real Madrid after playing 336 official matches (289 as a starter) in eight seasons, during which he scored 31 goals and won 9 “big” titles: five European Cups, three Leagues and a Copa del Rey, in addition to three Club World Cups, three European Super Cups and three Spanish Super Cups.
Real Madrid will receive around 60 million euros and, according to English media, could even make their debut this Monday at Manchester United – Liverpool (9:00 p.m.).
Real Madrid official statement
“Real Madrid CF and Manchester United have agreed on the transfer of player Carlos Henrique Casemiro.
Real Madrid would like to express their gratitude and affection to Casemiro, a player who is already part of this club’s legend.
Since arriving in January 2013 to play for Castilla, aged 20, Casemiro has been one of the most transcendent players in one of the most important and successful periods in our history. During this period in which he defended the jersey and the shield of Real Madrid, he won 18 titles: 5 European Cups, 3 Club World Cups, 3 European Super Cups, 3 Leagues, 1 Copa del Rey and 3 Spanish Super Cups. Individually, he was named best player in the European Super Cup final won a few days ago in Helsinki and was nominated for the 2022 Ballon d’Or.
In addition to this brilliant record, Casemiro will always represent the values of our club in the memory of Real Madrid. An exemplary player who gave everything for Real Madrid.
Real Madrid is and will always be his home, and he wishes him and his whole family the best of luck in this new stage of his life.
Next Monday, August 22, at 11:30 a.m., an institutional act of homage and farewell to Casemiro will take place at Real Madrid City, with the presence of our president Florentino Pérez.
Following this act, Casemiro will appear before the media in the press room of Real Madrid City”.
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Real Madrid will not go to the market
Carlo Ancelotti confirmed in this same wheel press release that the club is well covered in midfield.
Precisely, this summer, Real Madrid strengthened with the Frenchman Aurélien Tchouaméni: “It’s clear that I’m not going to ask him to play like Casemiro. You have to take advantage of his shot from outside the box. He is very young and needs to improve, but he is ready to play for Real Madrid“.
Further, he clarified that in the model “we have a substitute, there are many good players who can play in this position. Tchouaméni was signed and he is one of the best midfielders in the market, we have the option of Kroos who can play in this position like he did the second year I was at Real Madrid where we have won 22 games in a row. And we have Camavinga“.