Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has agreed personal terms with Manchester United, per reports.
According to reports from Europe, the Brazilian could have his medical on Friday after discussions progressed between the two clubs.
— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) August 18, 2022
United have been trying to sign Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona this summer, but with the Dutchman reluctant to leave Camp Nou, the Red Devils decided to turn their attention to another La Liga player.
Man United are close to agreeing a £60m fee with Real Madrid for Casemiro, who could double his salary to £8.4m by joining the English Premier League club.
Although Christian Eriksen has joined the club this summer, the signing of Casemiro will further strengthen United’s midfield after losing Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic at the end of last season.
The 30-year-old has helped Real Madrid’s midfield to five Champions League titles over the last decade..
Now, according to the Athletic, progress on the deal has moved rapidly with an agreement on personal terms already struck.
And also according to the Manchester Evening News, United want Casemiro available for the game against Liverpool on Monday night, but that idea is remote because he needs to obtain a work permit.
Manchester United are working to get Casemiro deal approved in the next hours – medical expected within 48 hours, once Real Madrid will approve the proposal. 🚨🔴 #MUFC
Four year deal for Casemiro, option for further season also confirmed. €60m & €10m add-ons bid on the table. pic.twitter.com/WSsMqYAwqZ
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 19, 2022
If he joins United, Casemiro will sign a four-year deal with an option for a fifth. If triggered, he could stay at Old Trafford until age 35.