- Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Casemiro’s desire to join Manchester United
- The Brazilian has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, with United in desperate need of a holding midfielder
- He trained with Real Madrid on Friday, August 19 but Ancelotti said the Brazilian “wants to try a new challenge”
Brazilian midfielder Casemiro wants to leave Real Madrid for Manchester United, his manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed.
On Thursday, August 18, it was heavily reported that the midfielder had already agreed personal terms with Manchester United ahead of a £60 million transfer.
As per reports, he is set to sign a four-year deal with the Red Devils.
A lot has been said since the stunning reports emerged, but Carlo Ancelotti has finally put speculation to bed by confirming Casemiro’s interest in leaving the Bernabeu.
“I have spoken with Casemiro. He wants to try a new challenge. We understand his decision” The Italian boss said as quoted by football insider Fabrizio Romano.
“Negotiations are ongoing but he has decided to leave Real Madrid”.
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A world-class player
Casemiro is considered one of the best sweepers in world football, and his ratings have only shot higher during his time with Real Madrid.
In nine years with Los Blancos, the Brazilian has won 15 major trophies including five Champions League titles and three La Ligas.
Highest paid midfielders if Casemiro joins Man United
Meanwhile, Sports Brief reported of the highest paid midfielders in world football ahead of Casemiro’s move to United.
Casemiro is reportedly set to sign a deal worth £350,000-per-week at Old Trafford.
That will definitely be an upgrade from Real Madrid, although football insider Fabrizio Romano made it clear the wages will not be double what he gets at Real Madrid currently.
The highest-earning midfielder in the world currently is contract rebel Frenkie de Jong, who earns £472, 952-per-week at the Nou Camp.
He is followed by Kevin De Bruyne, a Ballon d’Or nominee currently on a £400,000-per-week wage.
Source: Sports Brief News