Wednesday, February 8, 2023

‘It’s matter of time,’ – Fabrizio Romano delivers morning update on United’s stunning Casemiro deal

‘It’s matter of time,’ – Fabrizio Romano delivers morning update on United’s stunning Casemiro deal

Fabrizio Romano has provided updates on Manchester United’s Casemiro deal, which could be the summer transfer sensation.

Late last night, it was reported that Real had granted the Brazilian permission to fly to  Manchester United for a medical, with all parties hoping to finalise a deal soon.

Romano now claims that there is a push to complete the deal in time for Monday’s game against Liverpool, though this is a long shot.

“Key hours ahead to get the deal done, Manchester Utd convinced it’s matter of time – could take 24/48h to undergo medical not booked yet, sort visa, sign four year deal…this is why Casemiro’s presence vs Liverpool is still considered ‘unlikely’.”

Romano confirmed late last night that United had sent their official bid of €60 million plus €10 million in bonuses in order to close the deal today.

The guru said “Manchester United will send official bid for Casemiro tonight in order to close the deal on Friday. €60m fee, €10m add-ons – so Real Madrid are expected to accept in the next hours.

“Man Utd offering contract valid until June 2026 plus option for further season.”

The deal, which seemed unthinkable when rumours first surfaced on Wednesday, will put an end to United’s years-long search for a quality holding midfielder to replace Nemanja Matic.

According to Laurie Whitwell of The Athletic, “#MUFC finally getting a holding midfielder. Quality one too. Casemiro has unrivalled big-game experience in that position.

“Caveat: major money for a 30-yr-old. Deal worth €70m on 4+1 contract of De Gea level salary.”

Casemiro will rejoin former teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane at Old Trafford, though it is unclear how long the former will stay.

The Portuguese legend has made no secret of his desire to leave to play in the Champions League.

Meanwhile, it is unclear whether United’s search for central midfielders has ended with the signing of Casemiro or whether they are still hoping to sign Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong before September 1st.

‘It’s matter of time,’ – Fabrizio Romano delivers morning update on United’s stunning Casemiro deal

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