David Alaba Talks About Casemiro: Casemiro, a midfielder, was signed by Man United in the summer transfer window for a price that eventually increased to £70 million.
After the Brazilian midfielder joined Manchester United, Real Madrid defender David Alaba supported Casemiro’s choice to leave the LaLiga club in pursuit of a new challenge.
After deciding to leave Los Blancos during the summer season, Casemiro, who won the Champions League five times with Real Madrid, signed a four-year deal with a one-year extension option at Old Trafford.
The defensive midfielder, whose initial signing fee of £60 million later increased to £70 million, played 336 times for the Spanish powerhouses, scoring 31 goals and providing 29 assists.
David Alaba Talks About Casemiro:
After Casemiro’s transfer to Old Trafford, Toni Kroos made a veiled jab at the 30-year-old by criticising players for putting their pay over the possibility to win championships.
Thank God, Kroos said on the OMR podcast, “not all players look only at salary but also at winning. Television money has been substantially bigger in England for years and yet it hasn’t resulted in English teams winning everything.”
Alaba, a defender for Madrid, has reiterated that he fully supports Casemiro’s decision to leave the team and go with United.
The Brazilian defensive midfielder and the Austrian international spoke before the transfer, and the Austrian player said he respected the Brazilian’s choice to leave after spending one season with the Brazilian after joining Madrid from Bayern Munich last season.
Alaba told GOAL, “I was in the same scenario a year ago, and we talked about it a lot.”
“He was searching for a new challenge after spending nine years at Real Madrid. From the bottom of my heart, I wish him the best.”
Since joining United, Casemiro has made three substitute appearances. On Thursday against Real Sociedad in the Europa League, he is anticipated to start for the team for the first time.
The 30-year-old may need to wait before making his complete Premier League debut because Erik ten Hag’s team has won four straight games, beating Liverpool, Southampton, Leicester City, and Arsenal.