Manchester United FC has announced that the club has reached agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of Casemiro. This was contained in a press release by the club earlier today.
The transfer is subject to the agreement of personal terms, UK visa requirements and a medical.
Taking to Twitter, the club expressed its delight to have reached an agreement in principle for the transfer.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 19, 2022
Casemiro has played over 500 professional games, including 63 at international level for his native Brazil. He has won 17 major honours in his illustrious career including five Champions League titles and the Copa America.
Man Utd ended the press release with a message of welcoming Casemiro to Old Trafford.
Sky sports reported that the Brazilian international is due in UK within next 48 hours to have medical and finalize move to Old Trafford on four-year deal.
Manchester United reached the agreement with Real Madrid for the £59.5m (€70m) signing of midfielder Casemiro.
Carlos Henrique Casimiro (born 23 February 1992), known as Casemiro, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for La Liga club Real Madrid and the Brazil national team.
He is a multiple Champions League winner with Real and is hailed for his tough tackling and occasional brilliant long shots.
He started his career at hometown club Sao Paulo before rising to prominence during his loan term at FC Porto.
Casemiro proved to be a highly competent and committed member for the Sao Paulo at the youth levels and the senior team alike. European scouts were watchful of his performances and his 2012 Copa Sudamericana triumph earned him a loan to Real Madrid.
He rarely played for the senior team early on but excelled in the youth outfit. A permanent deal was signed in 2013 and he got to taste European success that season as Real lifted ‘La Decima’ of the Champions League.
Porto won the signature of the talented youngster for a loan deal. He was on red hot form throughout the season as he finished with 4 goals in 40 matches. It included a fantastic goal against FC Basel in the Champions League knockout.
After the termination of the loan term, Casemiro found it hard to feature in the starting line-up when Rafael Benitez was at helm. Midway through the season Benitez was sacked. New coach Zinedine Zidane made Casemiro integral to the Real midfield.
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