A South American football specialist has examined Casemiro and stated why Manchester United may have made a mistake in signing the Real Madrid superstar.
Manchester United appear to be on track to add Real Madrid destroyer Casemiro to their engine room. In stark contrast to their Frenkie de Jong pursuit, the Red Devils began their pursuit on Tuesday and have made astonishingly swift progress.
Indeed, an agreement on personal terms with the 30-year-old has already been reached, putting Casemiro among United’s highest earnings.
A proposal of £51.5 million, with the potential to climb to £59.2 million, is anticipated to be submitted very soon. Real Madrid will accept once it has been tabled.
Carlo Ancelotti, the manager of Real Madrid, confirmed the club’s stance on Friday morning: “I have spoken with Casemiro.” He wishes to take on a new task. We respect his decision.
“He has opted to leave Real Madrid despite ongoing negotiations.”
According to the Spanish publication, Marca Real Madrid has given Casemiro permission to undertake a physical later today.
Old Trafford will become the Brazilian’s new home at some point this weekend, barring a late collapse, though Fabrizio Romano hinted why he might not play against Liverpool on Monday night.
Regardless, Casemiro is on his way to United, and Tim Vickery, a South American football expert, has gone over the contract.
Is Casemiro a bad fit for Ten Hag?
For starters, Vickery, who has resided in Brazil since 1994, claims Casemiro does not fit Erik ten Hag’s long-term vision.
“He doesn’t seem to agree with Ten Hag’s long-term strategy of a dynamic, high-pressure team.” “That’s not his game,” Vickery said, according to Sky Sports.
“He appears to be a short-term [option].” This appears to be a Dutchman attempting to get his finger into the dyke.”
Vickery, on the other hand, was effusive in his appreciation for Casemiro’s abilities, particularly one that United desperately lacks.
But, once again, Vickery expressed qualms, this time over the timing of the move with the World Cup approaching.
Should Manchester United have waited till after the World Cup?
“What would he bring?” he continued. Brazil’s coach refers to Casemiro as his competitive leader, and United really needs someone like that.
“Excellent spatial awareness, can see the game situation and transfer the ball quickly and efficiently to the more skillful attackers in front of him.”
“He has a lot to offer, but does he want to provide it to Manchester United?” United is promising him a lot of money and security, but keep in mind that the World Cup is only 100 days away.
“Does he want to upset the apple cart right now?” He has Liverpool’s Fabinho breathing down his neck for an international spot.
“I just wonder if, in a perfect world, Casemiro would have received this offer in January instead of now.”