Manchester United announce agreement with Real Madrid for Casemiro

Manchester United said on Friday they had reached an agreement with La Liga champions Real Madrid for the transfer of defensive midfielder Casemiro.

United said the Brazilian’s transfer is subject to agreement on personal terms, British visa requirements and medical tests.

“The 30-year-old Brazilian is one step away from becoming Erik ten Hag’s fourth reinforcement,” the club said.

The midfielder is set to sign a four- to five-year contract at Manchester United with a salary of around 16 million euros ($16.10 million) a year, according to media reports.

The agreement between United and Madrid for the Brazilian is around 70 million euros, according to British media reports.

Earlier on Friday, Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti had said that the midfielder wanted to sign for the Premier League side.

“He wants to try a new challenge, a new opportunity,” Ancelotti told a news conference.

“The club understands it because Casemiro, for what he has done here and for the person he is, we have to respect his wishes.”

Casemiro arrived at Madrid in 2013 from Sao Paulo, and with the white club he won five editions of the Champions League and three Club World Cups, as well as two Spanish leagues and a Copa del Rey, among other titles.

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