4- Casemiro- £300,000/week
Has Casemiro been worth the money with his performances this season? Probably yes. Does that mean this contract will not age badly? Most likely no.
Splashing a fee of nearly £60 million on a 30-year-old midfielder and handing him a five-year contract worth £300,000/week after chasing a player in Frenkie de Jong, who never wanted to come, for the whole window is again a microcosm of United’s issues.
While Casemiro’s performances at the base of the midfield have been world-class this season, it is a valid question to ask if the wages and length of the contract make sense considering his age. He didn’t hit the ground running in England and has always looked rusty after coming back from injury, a telltale sign of age.
United are already being linked to Moises Caicedo in a deal worth £70 million, a player who plays in the same position as Casemiro, a year after purchasing the Brazilian.