Bayern Munich Considering Move for Manchester United’s Casemiro
Bayern Munich are reportedly interested in making a sensational move for Manchester United’s Brazilian midfielder, Casemiro. The Allianz Arena outfit is eager to bolster their ranks this summer, and Casemiro is high on their shortlist of candidates for midfield signings.
With Bayern Munich’s new manager, Thomas Tuchel, arriving with his own list of transfer targets, the Bundesliga side is hopeful of ‘raiding the Premier League,’ with several Chelsea stars also on their shopping list.
While United is expected to demand a significant fee for Casemiro this summer, given how influential he has been in the club’s revival, Bayern Munich is desperate to sign natural leaders to steady the squad. Express Sport takes a look at three players that could be targeted to replace the former Real Madrid star.
One of the stars that have consistently been linked with a move to Old Trafford is Fulham star Joao Palhinha, who is attracting interest from several top sides.
The Portugal international has shone at Craven Cottage this season, with his power and presence in the center of the park playing a key role in Marco Silva’s system and allowing his more attacking-minded players to thrive – similar to how Casemiro is deployed at United.
Another potential replacement for Casemiro is West Ham’s Declan Rice. A move to one of the traditional ‘Big Six’ sides is overdue for the England international, and West Ham appears set to grant their club captain his exit wish this summer.
Chelsea and Liverpool are among those keen on Rice, but acquiring his services could become a priority for Erik ten Hag if he is forced to restructure his midfield, with Rice offering a long-term solution to his problems.
In conclusion, Bayern Munich’s reported interest in Casemiro has set off a chain reaction that could result in Manchester United making a significant transfer move this summer.
As United is forced to consider the possibility of losing one of their key players, they may need to splash the cash on a direct replacement for the Brazilian. However, with potential options such as Palhinha and Rice on the table, it remains to be seen who United will target in their search for a new midfielder.