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Casemiro open to idea of playing in Saudi Arabia, Al-Nassr interested in signing him

Manchester United midfielder Casemiro is open to the idea of playing in Saudi Arabia amid interest from Al-Nassr, according to journalist Jonathan Ramos.

The Brazil international had a difficult second season with the Red Devils and he made only 32 appearances on the back of multiple injury issues.

Casemiro was initially on the bench for the FA Cup final on Saturday, but he was removed from the matchday squad after suffering a muscle issue.

It is now reported that the 32-year-old is open to the prospect of moving to Saudi if he is not considered as a key part of the club’s plans going forward.

Saudi’s Public Investment Fund won’t hesitate to offer a considerable amount. Al-Nassr could seek to reunite him with former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.

Casemiro looks likely to leave United this summer

The former Real Madrid man had a brilliant debut campaign (2022/23) with United where he was appreciated for his offensive and defensive contributions.

However, he could not replicate the feat this season. Casemiro had eight goal involvements, but he lacked consistency when it came to his overall defending.

The experienced ace was caught out of position numerous times. He was guilty of losing possession on an average of 12 occasions per league appearance.

Manager Erik ten Hag described him as a ‘massive’ player’ in 2023, but it could be the right time to part ways with him amid interest from the Saudi Pro League.

United made a huge outlay of €70 million for his services and they have the chance to recoup part of it, should Casemiro make the switch to Al-Nassr.

Monaco’s Youssouf Fofana would be a quality replacement for €30m this summer.

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