Manchester United may finally be heading in the right direction once again during the summer transfer window after reports suggest that Real Madrid star Casemiro has entered into negotiations with the Red Devils.
According to transfer insider Fabrizio Romano, discussions are underway between both clubs as well as the player and United over a shock summer move to Old Trafford.
Reports from earlier today via Santi Aouna detailed that Casemiro made the decision to join United this summer, while Spanish outlet MARCA added further weight to proceedings after their own reports stated that Madrid was beginning to prepare for life without the Brazilian international star his season.
The growing likelihood of a move by the 30-year-old holding midfielder comes as a shock this summer as well as in regards to the speed in which the situation has developed after the former São Paulo FC academy graduate became a leading light at the Santiago Bernabeu, helping the club to fourteen major honors including three La Liga titles and a whopping five Champions League trophies.
Casemiro would be set for a contract duration longer than his current terms at Madrid, while he would also be set for a considerable pay raise though he is not expected to earn double his wage packet in the Spanish capital.
This may come as a shock given United’s current crisis and lack of Champions League football, but there is no question that Casemiro would walk into the matchday XI under Erik ten Hag, which cannot be said at Madrid under Carlo Ancelotti.
The Brazilian veteran was on the bench last weekend when Real kick-started their 2022-23 La Liga campaign against UD Alméria, with French starlet duo Eduardo Camavinga and Aurélien Tchouaméni given runouts alongside Toni Kroos.
After Madrid has gone out of their way to invest considerable financial resources in both midfield youngsters, the notion that the club will begin to move away from Casemiro and Croatian icon Luka Modrić are a real one if recent history is to be believed.
With United still in desperate need of a holding midfielder to fill the void left by the departure of Nemanja Matić while upgrading on Scottish international Scott McTominay, higher wages and the chance to play a starring role once more at a club of monumental stature are clearly too great to turn down for the São José dos Campos native.