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Why losing Casemiro to Manchester United won’t damage Real Madrid

Luka Modric has explained why Real Madrid losing Casemiro is not a big deal.


In one of the more surprising transfers of the summer window, Casemiro has left Champions League holders Real Madrid for Manchester United.

The Brazilian is set to earn around £375,000-a-week at United and has the option of an extra year on his contract, which would keep him at Old Trafford until 2026.

All told, this would see Manchester United, including the £70m transfer fee, pay around £140m in total to the former Real Madrid man.

Casemiro is yet to make a Premier League start for Manchester United, but he was in from the off on Thursday as United lost 1-0 at the hands of Real Sociedad.

The Brazilian looked nowhere close to his best and had a hard time dealing with Sociedad’s attackers.

And now, Luka Modric has been discussing why Real Madrid will not miss Casemiro:

Speaking to Real Madrid’s official website, Modric said: “We’ve started really well this year and we have a strong team. In midfield, we lost an important player in Casemiro, but we’ve got a lot of other good players to replace him and do a good job. [Aurelien] Tchouameni has adapted really well.

“This is [Eduardo] Camavinga’s second year and he had a great first year. [Toni] Kroos has been here for a long time. [Federico] Valverde is also doing really well in any position. [Dani] Ceballos is helping the team a lot. We’re well equipped in this position.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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