In response to the rumor linking Casemiro to Manchester United, Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has spoken out.
Prior to Real Madrid’s second league match of the year against Celta Vigo on Saturday, August 19, 2022, Ancelotti was addressing at a press conference. The Italian affirmed that the Brazilian desires new opportunities as well as a new challenge.
I spoke with him this morning. He wants to try a new challenge, a new opportunity. The club understands him for what he has done and for the person he is. There are negotiations, nothing is official, but his will to get out of it is clear. If there is an agreement, we have resources to replace it.
I have not tried to convince him. I have talked a lot with him. I am very confident with him, he has helped us a lot. Listening to his will and desire there is no way to go back. You have to consider this. I don’t know what will happen in the next few hours, if he stays or doesn’t. If he does not stay, my thanks are great because he has done it and he is doing it very well.
These are personal issues. Casemiro has understood very well what Real Madrid is. Something similar happened to me when I was coach of Milan, you are very good, but there comes a time when you want to try something new. And he felt very good in a club that was like a family. It is something personal and I understand it perfectly.
Casemiro is anticipated to agree to a four-year contract with the Red Devils, with an option for an additional year.