Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the future of Manchester United midfielder Casemiro after reports linked the Brazilian with a move away.
Casemiro has struggled massively this season for Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United and questions have emerged about whether the Brazilian is good enough for the Premier League anymore.
The Red Devils have been linked with a move for Andre from Fluminense, per The Sun, but it looks like that deal will only be possible if the former Real Madrid midfielder leaves the club.
The lavish Saudi Pro League has been linked with a move for Casemiro and Fabrizio Romano has provided an update about this move.
Writing in his CaughtOffside column, the Italian transfer guru provided an update on the future of the 31-year-old.
“Currently I’m told it’s still quiet with regards to Saudi Pro League clubs and Casemiro,” Romano said. “No concrete proposals or negotiations are taking place. We’ll have to see what happens in the summer, but it depends on a lot of factors including Saudi plans, Man United decisions and more.
“I think he’s still a very important player, but has just been unlucky with his injuries.”
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Last season, the midfielder, alongside Lisandro Martinez and Marcus Rashford, was one of the club’s best players which makes this season’s decline on the pitch and his decline physically all the more tough to take.
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Question marks over Casemiro long-term
The harsh reality is that the midfielder has not lived up to the high standards he set season. A break due to his injury may do him some good.
Casemiro has looked like he has been struggling to keep up with the pace of the Premier League and has been caught out multiple times this season with cutbacks, in particular, causing him problems.
The midfielder is currently set to be sidelined until Christmas according to Ten Hag following an injury he picked up for Brazil on international duty.
Romano’s comments suggest United will be sticking with Casemiro in January, however, question marks remain over him long-term, given his expensive contract and age, and next summer it is possible the club may be tempted to move on.