Manchester United are starting to consider a surprise move for Casemiro in an effort to give their flaccid midfield some much-needed edge.
Manchester United has had a rocky few weeks. The team has had a terrible start to the 2022–23 season under Erik ten Hag.
As a result, Casemiro has become a possibility in their quest for reinforcements.
In their embarrassing 4-0 thrashing at Brentford on Saturday, United were harassed for the entire 90 minutes, which rekindled the clamour for more help.
Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, and Lisandro Martinez are the three new acquisitions that United have made thus far, and all three have struggled to make an impact.
Now that the team is starting to feel desperate at the possibility of falling even further behind the Big Six, Casemiro is one of the players who United are reportedly seriously considering.
Other names, for a range of positions, have been mentioned in connection with a summer move to Old Trafford.
Alvaro Morata, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Raul de Tomas, and Matheus Cunha have all been mentioned as potential forward line additions for Manchester United, while Frenkie de Jong has been mentioned the most frequently as a midfielder.
Ineffectively, United has spent the better part of 14 weeks attempting to lure Frenkie de Jong to Old Trafford.
Despite reaching an agreement on a cost with Barcelona, the deal is believed to be over because, according to reports in Holland, their offer has “expired.”
However, Casemiro is suddenly a possibility, and some Manchester United executives are currently in Madrid.
The Brazilian is still a frequent starter for Carlo Ancelotti, with whom he has a very close bond, and so Real Madrid would love to keep him.
Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Fede Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Dani Ceballos, and summer addition Aurelien Tchouameni would all still be available to Ancelotti even if Casemiro left.
Although the deal for Frenkie De Jong is quite uncertain, Erik Ten Hag is still believed to be committed to signing his former Ajax teammate.
Ruben Neves and Youri Tielemans are two additional names that keep coming up, but United have not yet indicated that they are stepping up their interest.
Adrien Rabiot’s transfer from United to Juventus has been agreed upon for £15 million, although it has not yet been carried out.
The mother and agent of Rabiot, Veronique, has recently had direct conversations with football director John Murtough to discuss personal matters.
Although there is a growing sense that the deal will be completed, United still believe that they need to make further acquisitions.
After helping Los Blancos sweep La Liga, the Champions League, and the European Super Cup in a couple of months, Casemiro continues to be an important member of Carlo Ancelotti’s team.
Although no offer has yet been made and a center-forward is Manchester United’s first objective, Casemiro’s leaving his current team and joining Manchester United is a possibility in what has generally been a surprising transfer market.