Man Utd ‘agree four-year contract with €71m Real Madrid star Casemiro and will pay midfielder €340K A WEEK’
MANCHESTER UNITED have agreed a four-year contract with Casemiro, according to reports.
And the Red Devils will splash out a whopping €340,000 per week on the midfielder.
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Casemiro, 30, looks set to complete the move away from Real Madrid where he has won every trophy available including five Champions Leagues.
It is understood United will pay around €71million for the Brazilian who is keen to explore a new adventure.
And respected Italian football journalist Nicolo Schira says the two parties have sorted out his contract.
Casemiro will earn around €18m per year until 2026 – which works out as just north of €340,000 a week.
He will be reunited with Raphael Varane at Old Trafford after their spell together in Madrid.
United initially bid €59m for the former Porto loanee.
However, Los Blancos were determined to push the fee up for the player they signed from Sao Paulo in 2013 – especially because he has three years remaining on his Bernabeu deal.
The 63-cap international’s place in the squad, though, is under threat following the big-money arrival of Aurelien Tchouameni this summer.
Casemiro was not on new boss Erik ten Hag’s initial list of transfer targets in his first transfer window at Old Trafford.
Frenkie de Jong was the No1 name.
However, despite agreeing a fee of around €87.5m with Barcelona, United were unable to convince the Dutchman to move.
And the shocking defeats to Brighton and Brentford meant drastic action was needed for the bottom-of-the-league United and Ten Hag identified a new holding midfielder as an absolute necessity.
It is reported United still want another midfielder, a forward, a right-back and a back-up goalkeeper.
There could be major change off the field, too, with Sir Jim Ratcliffe eyeing up a sensational plot to buy the club.
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