Casemiro transfer: Manchester United’s offer for Brazilian may be too good to refuse for Real Madrid

Casemiro transfer: Manchester United’s offer for Brazilian may be too good to refuse for Real Madrid

Published August 19, 2022
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With Manchester United chasing Casemiro of Real Madrid, could the Brazilian be the answer to Erik Ten Hag’s problems? The Red Devils are expected to send an official bid to Real Madrid of €60 million that could be worth another €10 million due to add-ons. United would like to sign the 30-year-old defensive midfielder to a four-year contract with an option for a fifth year as this package would likely be accepted by Real Madrid.

The ten Hag era at Manchester United hasn’t gotten off on the right foot after losing their opening Premier League matches to Brighton and Brentford while scoring one goal and allowing six. The Red Devils sit at the bottom of the table as it’s clear that ten Hag needs reinforcements on the side. The loss to Brentford particularly showed the need for a defensive midfielder as ten Hag played new signing Christian Eriksen at the base of the midfield.

Brentford targeted the trio of David De Gea, Lisandro Martinez, and Eriksen with their press leading to the second goal for the Bees after De Gea also made a mistake on the opener. Teams that live by playing out of the back also die by playing out of the back and it’s clear that Manchester United doesn’t have players who are strong enough to play ten Hag’s pressing and quick passing system to pick teams apart.

Calamity at the back for Manchester United as Mathias Jensen pounces on the mistake and doubles Brentford’s lead! 📺: @nbc, @NBCUniverso & @peacockTV #MyPLMorning | #BREMUN pic.twitter.com/5ypEKBODAG