Casemiro's Man Utd exit stance as Brazil teammate tries to orchestrate transfer

Tom Hancock
Tom Hancock
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2023 14:50 BST
  • 3 min read
Casemiro, Man Utd, 2022/23
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Casemiro intends to spend the rest of his career with Manchester United, amid pleas from fellow Brazilian international Danilo to join him at Juventus.

Casemiro and Danilo have previously been club teammates, spending two seasons together at Real Madrid before the latter left for Manchester City in 2017.

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And, by his own admission, Danilo would love to play in the same club side as his Brazil colleague once again.

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Speaking recently, the defender explained how Brazilian players have come to fit into the style of football typically associated with Juventus.

“The perception of Brazilian footballers has changed,” Danilo said, “and so where there was once a clash with Juve, all of these players could come here and be in the team for years. I’d love to have Casemiro; he’d be at home here.”

Danilo is one of three current Brazilian international defenders in the Juve squad, along with Bremer and Alex Sandro; 21-year-old striker Kaio Jorge is also on the Serie A giants’ books.

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Casemiro has made 39 appearances for Man Utd
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Man Utd's midfield maestro

Casemiro has been a revelation for Man Utd this season, having arrived as last summer’s marquee signing at Old Trafford in a €70.7m move from Real Madrid.

The 31-year-old’s impact in the heart of midfield is highlighted by the fact that Erik ten Hag’s side average 2.1 points per Premier League game with him on the pitch, compared to 1.6 points per game without.

Five times a European champion with Real, Casemiro has already got his first taste of silverware at Man Utd, scoring one of his six goals for the club in February’s League Cup final triumph over Newcastle.

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