Casemiro has played for Manchester United since joining Real Madrid last summer and intends to spend the rest of his playing career with the club.
Casemiro is considering retiring from Manchester United despite being called to Juventus by former Real Madrid teammate Danilo.
Casemiro joined United last summer in a £70million deal to end nine years of trophy-laden spells at Real Madrid – where he won five Champions League crowns on the back of a midfielder alongside Toni Kroos and Luka Modric. The trio formed an impressive partnership that largely dominated Europe.
The Brazilian’s arrival has helped transform Erik ten Hag’s side this season. He brought balance, control and structure to a team that desperately needed such qualities. He’s arguably a contender for the Premier League Player of the Year award.
Casemiro has proven to be a catalyst in United’s return to form this season – they ended a six-year drought without a major trophy when they lifted the EFL Cup earlier in the season. They are also in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, the round of 16 of the Europa League and are in the top four of the Premier League.
The midfielder returned to action for United after serving a four-match suspension at home in Thursday’s 2-2 draw with Sevilla and his form is likely to prove crucial to the side’s ambitions of winning a treble cup in this season.
Such is Casemiro’s quality and influence, Juventus defender and Brazilian international Danilo has explained that he would like his former Real Madrid team-mate to join him in Turin.
“The perception of Brazilian footballers has changed and therefore where there was once a clash with Juve, all these players can come here and stay in the team for years,” Danilo told the Express. “I would like to have Casemiro. He would be at home here ”.
However, United fans can rest assured that Casemiro has long-term plans to stay at the club. Having signed a long-term contract last summer, the midfielder has only plans at this stage of his career to win more trophies at Old Trafford.
Oscar Ribot, whose Best of You agency acts on Casemiro’s behalf, said of the midfielder’s future, quoting The Guardian: “Case [miro] has signed for four years plus one. He came to win titles; This month has been difficult, but he has nothing else on his mind.
On the likelihood of Casemiro staying in football after retiring, Ribot added: “He says he won’t be a coach but he will. He’s already one in a footballer’s body. This month- here, he observed everything, calculated the necessary points and the remaining days.