Real Madrid are in battle order as Casemiro is said to be getting ever closer to Manchester United. In the event of the departure of the Brazilian, the management would absolutely want to recruit a new midfielder.
Devastated by the surprise extension of Kylian Mbappe at PSG on May 23, the Real Madrid then did not splurge on the transfer market. The Casa blanca welcomed Antonio Rudiger (free of any contract) and Aurélien Tchouaméni (bought 80 million euros), while offloading many undesirable players. It was absolute calm at this level, when the Merengues started La Liga last Sunday (2-1 victory in Almeria).
Casemiro tempted by England
But the possible departure of casemiro pour Manchester United blew up the management of the Merengues. If Carlo Ancelotti absolutely did not expect to lose his Brazilian defensive midfielder, president Florentino Pérez would agree to let the 30-year-old Auriverde go if he asked. Especially since the Red Devils are ready to pay the 70 million euros now claimed in the Spanish capital!
On Thursday, Casemiro moved ever closer to a Premier League start. According TeleFootball or even Fabrizio Romano, he would have already told some of his teammates that he was interested in the challenge offered by Man United. Other less reliable Spanish media claim that this five-time Champions League winner (with Real, of course) had little taste for the investment made in Tchouaméni.
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At the same time, Real Madrid would have instantly embarked on the recruitment of a midfielder, and not necessarily a number 6 (Tchouaméni and even Eduardo Camavinga can occupy this position). Guido Rodriguez (28), the defensive midfielder of Real Betis, is in the sights, but it is above all Bruno Guimaraes (24 years old) which would be a priority. The entourage has been probed, according to ESPN Brasil.
The Brazilian international has the advantage of having a Spanish passport (he had it before coming to OL), but Newcastle will not let go of the former Lyonnais easily, after paying him 52 million euros for last winter. Guido Rodriguez, Argentinian international, also has a European passport (Italian).