Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has announced that the royal team has agreed to the departure of Brazilian midfielder Casemiro during the current summer transfer period.
“I spoke with Casemiro and he wants to try a new challenge in his career,” Ancelotti said at a press conference held today, Friday.
He continued: “We didn’t try to convince him to stay, I listened to his wishes and we respect his decision and we have a replacement for him this season.”
The Italian manager added: “Negotiations with Manchester United for his inclusion have not yet been completed, but he is not included in the list for tomorrow’s match against Celta Vigo.”
And he added: “The team understands Casemiro’s decision because of the affection and respect of the entire club for this great player.”
He continued: “We will fight for everything, with or without Casemiro, and Toni Kroos, Aurélien Chuamini and even Eduardo Camavinga can play for Casemiro.”
Carlo Ancelotti concluded: “Casemiro was very important to Real Madrid, along with Modric and Kroos, as they were a very successful trio in that club’s history.”
Casemiro has reached an agreement with Manchester United on a deal that could be worth around €60m.
And according to the British newspaper Evening Standard, today, Friday, citing sources at Manchester United, contacts with the 30-year-old footballer have intensified to complete the process before the match with Liverpool, scheduled for next Monday in the English Premier League.
According to the BBC, Manchester United have made an interesting offer to Casemiro to persuade him to wear the Red Devils shirt this season.
She added that the Brazilian player had told his Real Madrid colleagues that Manchester United officials had offered him twice his current salary with the royal team, which is 10 million euros in annual salary per season.