EXCLUSIVE: Casemiro says goodbyes to Man Utd as PIF clubs close in

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot
  • Updated: 5 Jun 2024 12:29 BST
  • 3 min read
Casemiro, Man Utd, Saudi Arabia, 2023-24

Casemiro is likely to move to one of the top PIF clubs in Saudi Arabia in the summer after saying his goodbyes to Manchester United teammates following the FA Cup final, FootballTransfers has been told.

We are told that the midfielder was at the post match party, where he said goodbye to some staff permanently, but was one of the first to leave and got a flight straight to Brazil.

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Despite this, club sources have stressed that no final decision has been made in regard to the future of former Real Madrid player, who has two years on his contract plus the option of an extra year.

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The idea that Casemiro feigned injury after being snubbed from the starting XI against Manchester City has also been denied.

We understand that the 32-year-old, whose basic weekly wage at Old Trafford is £350,000, is admired by clubs in the Saudi Pro League, namely founding members the four founding members Al Ahli, Al Ittihad, Al Hilal and Al Nassr.

Casemiro joined Man Utd from Real Madrid in 2022 and despite a brilliant inaugural season with the Red Devils, the Brazilian could not replicate his form in the second term, where injuries and lack of form prevailed.

It was a woeful second season for Casemiro
© IMAGO - It was a woeful second season for Casemiro

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It comes after Casemiro announced that he had become a director and shareholder at Marbella FC, who play in Spain's fourth tier.

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Casemiro said: 'It is an honour for me to join Marbella Football Club because my biggest motivation is the spectacular possibilities for growth of the club.

“I have been to Marbella with my family on several occasions and both my children, my wife and I are in love with this city, with which we want to be connected for life.

“No doubt, together we will dream big to take Marbella to the highest, but now we have to enjoy our wonderful ascent to Primera.”

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