Paris Saint-Germain’s Opportunity to Secure Casemiro from Manchester United
In order to capture Casemiro from Real Madrid, United agreed to a deal that may ultimately cost up to £70 million in the summer of 2022.
In his first season at Old Trafford, the Brazil international made an impact, contributing seven goals from 51 games and helping United win the EFL Cup.
Currently, the 31-year-old has only made 12 appearances due to injury, and he has not been able to duplicate the form that he showed in 2022–2023.
Erik ten Hag anticipates improvements from Casemiro after he recovers from the injury that has kept him out of action since November 1. At times during the season, the player has appeared off the pace.
In his absence, United has not been able to establish greater consistency, as evidenced by their loss to Bayern Munich, which eliminated them from the Champions League group stage.
United’s capacity to conduct business at the beginning of the year may now be impacted by losing out on income that would have been earned by making it to the last 16.
Casemiro was one of several players who were reportedly being considered for an exit prior to that one from the top division of European football.
Le10Sport claims that Casemiro’s representative has already decided to ask PSG if they would be open to discussing a contract with United.
A shift in recruitment strategy during the summer brought a mix of youth and experience to Parc des Princes instead of emphasising younger players.
With Vitinha, Manuel Ugarte, and Warren Zaire-Emery, Luis Enrique’s preferred midfield trio, being no older than 23, that might potentially improve Casemiro’s prospects of a transfer.
Currently, though, it’s unclear if a resolution can be reached in January as the process depends on the price United would be willing to pay for a player who isn’t even close to playing at his best.
Casemiro’s contract with United expires in 2026, although from an FFP standpoint, United would gain if they removed his large salary as soon as feasible from their expenses.