Report: Casemiro attracting interest for a possible winter exit

With a currently depleted midfield, Manchester United could lose one of their best and most experienced players in the winter transfer window.
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Manchester United midifielder Casemiro is attracting interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Saudi Arabian clubs, according to The Sun via Sports Zone.

The Brazilian international arrived from Real Madrid in the summer of 2022 for £70 million, but has failed to live up to the billing and form that made him one of the world's best defensive midfielders while on the books of the Merengues.

His fitness issues have been a problem for Manchester United, but Casemiro's discipline has also been questionable after he was shown the red card twice in all competitions this season. All in all, it seems like a proposition in which the Red Devils did not get the best deal and as a result, they too are open to the prospect of freeing up space in the squad by selling Casemiro as early as in the winter.

Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to bring the defensive midfielder on-board in January. They are keen on winning a first ever UEFA Champions League crown and believe Casemiro could be the missing piece in midfield at the Parc des Princes. Having said that, their budget could also allow Manchester United to benefit and recover as much money possible as they spent on him last summer.

Saudi Arabia has also been credited in interest in him. The Middle Eastern league has a few clubs interested in Casemiro and are willing to offer him a deal worth £15million annually. With two years left on the player's contract, the Red Devils will also have the bandwidth to ask for a respectable transfer fee which makes this an exciting transfer story to look out for.

Red Devil Armada’s verdict:

While they would certainly make a loss on his transfer, Manchester United could be better off getting rid of Casemiro. They are in a transitional phase at the moment and a player of his calibre doesn't fit what they need in the dressing room right now. Instead, a younger signing with cheaper wages would be more ideal as the club can challenge for silverware.

We recently wrote about the possible players who could replace Casemiro.

For Casemiro too, leaving must be an explorable proposition. He hasn't exactly been part of a winning project at Manchester United and could join either PSG or a Saudi Arabian club to receive one last big paycheck in his career. It remains to be seen what pans out as Erik ten Hag would have a crucial say too, but there are a number of ways that this saga could go heading into the winter transfer window.