Casemiro ‘regrets’ his move from Real Madrid to Manchester United and the club have now lined up a £61m replacement for him, according to reports.
The Brazilian midfielder arrived at Old Trafford in the summer of 2022 and massively impressed in his first campaign under Erik ten Hag.
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But Casemiro, who missed Saturday’s victory over Sheffield United and will not face Copenhagen in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, has struggled this term.
Opposition managers have been deliberately targeting the 31-year-old while ex-United coach Rene Meulensteen believes Casemiro ‘can’t handle’ the style of play Ten Hag is trying to implement at Old Trafford.
Louis Saha feels Man United are ‘asking too much’ of Casemiro while Sir Jim Ratcliffe thinks the club made a ‘mistake’ by signing him last year.
According to Catalonian outlet Nacional, it has emerged that Casemiro ‘regrets’ his transfer move from Real Madrid to Manchester United.
It is believed that his time at United could be ‘short-lived’ with the midfielder concerned over ‘institutional instability’ at the club.
The Red Devils are thought to be ‘not happy with’ Casemiro and the club are interested in signing Joao Neves from Benfica as a replacement.
United have already assessed Neves and have learned that they will have to pay at least €70m (£61m) to bring in the Portugal international.
Neves, who is just 19-years-old, came through Benfica’s academy and has played 32 games for the Portuguese club to date.