Casemiro ‘makes final decision’ on ditching Man Utd in January transfer window

Casemiro ‘makes final decision’ on ditching Man Utd in January transfer window

Casemiro has no intention of departing Manchester United in January, but there are reports suggesting that clubs in Saudi Arabia might pursue him at the conclusion of the season. 

The Brazilian standout had an impressive debut season at Old Trafford, but his performance has declined in recent months due to challenges with both form and fitness.

Casemiro is presently sidelined due to a hamstring injury, and it’s anticipated that he won’t return until after Christmas. 

Despite his current injury woes, clubs in Saudi Arabia are reportedly considering acquiring his services. Several teams in the region have expressed genuine interest, as per 90min. However, it appears that Casemiro is unlikely to leave Manchester United in the middle of the season.

According to GiveMeSport, the seasoned midfielder has no desire to depart in the upcoming January transfer window and is more inclined to make a move when the season concludes. 

Although he is listed as a potential target for Saudi clubs, the prevailing indication suggests that he is not keen on switching teams until at least the end of the campaign.

The forthcoming January transfer window is expected to pose challenges for Saudi clubs, with many opting to assess the league table before making high-profile signings. 

Additionally, some teams may need to sell players first, as their foreign player quotas are either full or near full.

A transfer for Casemiro seems improbable until the upcoming summer, during which he would likely become a more appealing option for clubs in the Gulf state. 

Reportedly, Manchester United would be willing to entertain offers for him if they can recover the £70 million transfer fee they paid to Real Madrid, a move aimed at relieving the burden of his substantial wages from their financial books.

Casemiro is reputedly United’s top earner, having secured a £350,000-per-week contract upon joining Old Trafford last year. 

Although his current agreement extends until the summer of 2026, indications suggest that a departure could be in the cards after just two seasons, provided United’s financial conditions are met at the conclusion of the campaign.

According to The Mirror, Sir Jim Ratcliffe is reportedly keen to offload Casemiro if the opportunity arises next year. 

The INEOS chief, who is on the verge of acquiring a 25 percent stake in Manchester United and assuming control of football operations, is said to have disapproved of the club’s initial decision to spend £70 million on the midfielder.

Given Casemiro’s age and recent performance struggles at United, it’s reported that only a few clubs would be willing to match his current wages. 

This situation makes Saudi Arabia appear as the most likely destination for a potential move. However, whether a deal materializes in the near future remains uncertain, and for now, Casemiro is expected to remain at Old Trafford for at least a few more months.

Casemiro ‘makes final decision’ on ditching Man Utd in January transfer window

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