Madrid, Aug 19 (EFE).- Casemiro has decided to leave Real Madrid to sign for Manchester United, Carlo Ancelotti confirmed Friday.
“I spoke to him about this topic this morning. He wants a new challenge, a new opportunity.
“I understand, the club understands. Because of what Casemiro has done for this club and the person he is, we have to respect this desire he has.
“There are negotiations in place, but nothing is official. He’s still a Real Madrid player. But he wants to leave. If he leaves and they reach a deal, we have the resources to replace him.”
The transfer to Manchester United is expected to be signed by the end of Friday.
Manchester United have been scouring the market for new players following a poor start to the Premier League, where they sit in bottom place after back-to-back losses.
The 30-year-old Brazil midfielder signed for Madrid in 2013, and has since won the Spanish league three times and the Champions League five times.EFE