Raphael Varane advised Manchester United during Casemiro transfer from Real Madrid
Former Real Madrid and current Manchester United star Raphael Varane advised the Red Devils during the signing of Casemiro from Los Blancos in the previous transfer window, according to The Athletic (h/t Metro).
The France international played alongside the Brazilian midfielder at the Stamford Bridge side for seven years before moving to the Old Trafford side in the summer of 2021.
United were pursuing Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong for most of the time in the previous transfer window. But in the end, the Red Devils ended up bringing Casemiro to Manchester.
The Old Trafford side had a solid interest in the Brazil international. However, the club still had doubts about him. As a result, Erik ten Hag sought Varane’s opinion on the midfielder.
Subsequently, the France international hailed the 30-year-old’s qualities as a leader. The centre-back also assured the Old Trafford side that Casemiro would not move to the club just for an ‘easy pay day’.
Initially, Scott McTominay kept Casemiro out of the starting lineup. However, since the Brazilian’s first Premier League start against Everton at Goodison Park in the 2-1 win, he has put in several Man of the Match performances.
Since then, the 30-year-old has cemented his place in the Dutch manager’s plans. The former Madrid star has formed a brilliant partnership with Christian Eriksen in the middle of the park.
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Varane himself has been instrumental for United this season. The France international has helped the club make one of the best signings in recent history. Hopefully, Casemiro is able to continue his fine form and help the Red Devils lift major silverware in the coming years.