Spotlight is now focused on Brazilian defensive midfielder Casemiro as English premier league outfit in Manchester United is now edging very close to signing him this summer.
The Red Devils are making a move towards this direction after close to five years of sailing without an established number 6. The Red side of Manchester tried in the recent past opted to use Nemanja Matic in the heart of the midfield before the Serbian was caught up by age.
United did not run to the market to replace the Serbian who was now ageing, but depended heavily on Fred Rodriguez and Scott McTominay who were at that time showing promising days ahead.
However, after losing his first two matches to Brighton and Hove Albion and Brentford United respectively with the duo in the midfield, Erik ten Hag has already identified the problem and seemingly trying to fix it before it worsens.
Casemiro has been brilliant since signing for the Los Blancos in 2013 and has gone ahead to winning a total of 3 La Liga titles and 5 champions league trophies with the Madrid based club.
He has been undoubtedly strong in the heart of the midfield as he is known for his defensive ability especially when their club is under counter attack, something he has not felt shy to brag about.
Speaking to Revista Panenka back in February Casemiro said: "My function is to destroy, to be heavy, to cut out counter attacks.
"Besides, there is a great difference between doing a foul and acting with malice. I always try to arrive at the ball. I go strong, of course. If I do damage to someone, it angers me. A foul is part of the game, but malice, never."
This quality that Casemiro lifted lid about show exactly how he could be the toughest player to beat in the premier league should his deal to Manchester United this summer go over the line in the coming days.
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