According to sources, Casemiro is not interested in leaving Manchester United in January, but after the end of the season, Saudi Arabian teams might be interested in signing him. The Brazilian star had a fantastic debut season at Old Trafford, but his form and physical issues have caused him to fade recently.
Saudi clubs are still considering a move for Casemiro despite his injury troubles. He is now sidelined with a hamstring issue that should keep him out until after Christmas. Ninetymin claims that other clubs in the area are seriously interested in signing Casemiro, but it doesn’t appear likely that he will leave United in the middle of the season.
According to GiveMeSport, the seasoned midfield player is more likely to leave as the season comes to an end than to leave at the beginning of the year. Apparently, even though his name is on a list of potential Saudi targets, the hint is that he would not be eager to jump ship until the campaign is at least halfway over.
For Saudi clubs, the forthcoming January transfer window is anticipated to be challenging since many of them intend to hold off on making any more high-profile acquisitions until after the league table settles. Due to their foreign player quotas being reached or almost reached, certain teams will also need to sell players before they can purchase.
Therefore, a move for Casemiro is unlikely to happen until the summer of next year, when clubs in the Gulf state would find him to be a more alluring option. If United can recover the £70 million they paid Real Madrid to remove him from their payroll and cover his expensive earnings, they are apparently willing to sell him.
Casemiro signed a £350,000-per-week contract when he arrived at Old Trafford last year, making him presumably United’s highest earning. He is signed through the summer of 2026, but if United’s demands are satisfied at the end of the current campaign, it is likely that he might go after only two seasons.
The Mirror has revealed that Sir Jim Ratcliffe is especially keen to sell Casemiro should the chance present itself in the upcoming year. It was said that the head of INEOS, who is about to purchase a quarter of a share in United and assume command of the football department, didn’t agree with the club’s first £70 million expenditure on the midfield player.