Manchester United sets sights on Casemiro after failing to secure Frankie de Jong.

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Manchester United have set its sights on Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro as an alternative to Frankie De Jong after failing to strike a deal with Spanish giant Barcelona.

Throughout the summer, Man U pursued the Netherlands International, de Jong but was all in vain.

The English team is now looking to secure Casemiro’s move to United. This is to help solve their long-term engine room issues, according to Marca.

United’s manager Erik ten Hag has been criticised severally for the lack of midfield resolve leading to opening two Premier League defeats to Brentford and Brighton.

Manchester United sets sights on Casemiro after failing to secure Frankie de Jong

The Dutchman has made it a priority to fix Manchester United’s midfield problems this summer. A move by Casemiro to the Red devil’s side would shore up the Red Devils’ long-standing problems.

Casemiro is teamates with United’s midfielder Fred at the international level. They both play for the Brazilian national team and is known to afford his team mate the license to make attacking runs.

The Real Madrid midfielder has played alongside Christiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane. He has made 330 appearances for the Spanish club since he joined them at the Bernabeu in 2013.

The 30-year old has been very instrumental in winning three LaLiga titles and fivce Champions Leagues.

Casimiro will remain at Madrid until 2025 when his contract expires.

It is belived that Real Madrid would be open for negotiations should an offer be made by the English giant.

Meanwhile it is believed that Los Blancos latest recruit would be succesor to Casemiro.

The Brazilian was also a substitute in Carlo Ancelotti’s side’s opening LaLiga game on Sunday – making a seven minute cameo off the bench.

If the deal to sign Casemiro to the english team goes through, we would see some massive improvement in its midfield

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