Fabrizio Romano reports that Manchester United are not desperate to sell Casemiro in the January window
Transfer news expert Fabrizio Romano affirmed that Manchester United are not desperate to sell Casemiro during the January transfer window. Saudi clubs are expressing interest in the 31-year-old for a potential transfer move to the Saudi Pro League.
Many experts have criticized the Brazil captain for his poor overall performances for the Red Devils this season. The 31-year-old has been prolific in front of goal but struggled to fulfil his key responsibilities as the defensive midfielder.
The opposition midfielder exploited the spaces between the midfielder and the defence as Casemiro struggled to keep up. There have been questions about the Brazil captain’s ability to keep up with the pace of the Premier League. An injury currently sidelines Casemiro, estimated to keep him out of action until Christmas.
Romano told GIVEMESPORT that the Red Devils are not desperate to sell Casemiro despite his struggles with form and injury. He said:
“Manchester United are not desperate to get rid of Casemiro. My information is a bit different to other outlets. I’m hearing that Manchester United are obviously expecting something different from Casemiro in terms of performances, although he has also been unlucky with injuries, but in general they are not desperate to let him go in the January window. I don’t think there is going to be something guaranteed. The interest is there, but it’s not a guaranteed transfer for January.”
United signed Casemiro as a marquee signing during the summer of 2022 when current manager Erik ten Hag took over. The Brazil captain helped the Red Devils end the six-year trophy drought by winning the Carabao Cup last season.
Casemiro’s tremendous start at United drastically turned into a struggle during the latter half of the season. The 31-year-old continued to struggle during the current season as United lost nine games in all competitions already.
Ten Hag has signed Mason Mount and Sofyan Amrabat to add energy to the midfield to compensate for Casemiro’s weaknesses. However, the duo has failed to make a significant impact at the club, adding to the struggles of the team.
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United cannot afford to keep out-of-form Casemiro on their payroll as the Brazilian earns more than £300,000 a week. However, the Brazil captain has sufficient time to prove his worth in the senior team after he returns to action.