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The Brazilian midfielder is coming off a successful spell in Spain and is looking for a new challenge in English football.
Casemiro says he is “thrilled” at the prospect of reuniting with former Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United, with the Brazilian completing a £70m ($83m) move to Old Trafford. The move comes after nine successful years at the Santiago Bernabeu, which saw him make more than 300 appearances and 18 trophies.
Many of those successes have come alongside the Portuguese superstar. Casemiro will be hoping the five-time Ballon d’Or winner stays at Old Trafford long enough for the pair to enjoy more triumphs together in England.
Will Casemiro work with Cristiano Ronaldo?
Questions remain over whether Ronaldo will see out the summer transfer window at United as he pushes for a move elsewhere. Still, Casemiro is looking forward to working with the all-time great again.
The South American midfielder said at his farewell press conference in the Spanish capital: “I’m going to United, one of the biggest teams in the world, competing with the greatness of Madrid. “I haven’t spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo, but I want to play with him. I’m very happy to work with him. I hope he stays. He’s one of the best in the world.”
Why is Casemiro leaving Real Madrid?
The 30-year-old Brazil international has been with the Blancos since 2013 but dismissed any suggestion that he is leaving for monetary reasons. The fresh start came after achieving more than he had ever dreamed of in Spain.
Regarding the reasons for breaking the relationship with Real, Casemiro said: “When you make a big decision in your life, it is always important. After winning the Champions League, I told my agent that I thought I was finishing my cycle at Real Madrid. After the holidays, I had the same feeling. Still, right now, I am the happiest in the world and think history has been written.
“Currently I am looking for new challenges, new goals. Try a different culture and club. I didn’t win anything there and want to help the team as I did here.
“I knew the cycle was over. The Premier League is a competition I love, and I want to play there. I needed a change. “People who think I’m in it for the money don’t know me. If I had the money, I would have quit years ago. The club has been good to me, and I’m going to complete the cycle.”
You can see all the transfers made during the summer in Premier League here.