Manchester United confirmed the arrival of Real Madrid star Casemiro on Friday evening, kicking off what appears to be a hectic two weeks.
The Brazilian international was the club’s fourth signing of the summer, joining Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez, and Christian Eriksen, but nine players left during the summer transfer window, indicating that further reinforcements are needed.
Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic is one player of interest, though the Blues have launched a move for United captain Harry Maguire after learning of the interest in the American international winger.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo may finally have a suitor as the forward prepares to go, but it would mean United would have to re-enter the market to find a successor. Off the field, the Glazers have signaled a readiness to sell minority ownership, which has piqued the interest of both buyers and fans.
It’s finished! Casemiro plays for Manchester United.
“Manchester United is thrilled to announce that the club has reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the sale of Casemiro,” the club said.
“The transfer is contingent on personal terms, UK immigration requirements, and a medical.”
“Casemiro has almost 500 professional games under his belt, including 63 for his native Brazil.” In his stellar career, he has won 17 major awards, including five Champions League titles and the Copa America.
“We’re all excited to welcome Casemiro to Old Trafford.”