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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Neville’s reflection: "Casemiro was not a smart buy"

Casemiro has signed for Manchester United last summer from Real Madrid. His arrival at Old Trafford ended at €70m plus €15m in variables and now, a few months later, the Brazilian is celebrating his first title with the ‘red devils’: the Carabao Cup. He scored a goal in the final against Newcastle , something that has contributed to United will finish five dry seasons.

However, despite the impact Casemiro had on the teamof his importance in the game and his waste in midfield, some like it Gary Neville believes his signing was not a good move of the club It refers, above all, to future investments, to the projection of young players.

“I feel that Ten Hag will not sign [se refiere a nombres destacados]. If new owners arrive, they will want to make a statement, they will want to open up the market. I don’t think it suits him,” Neville said in “The Overlap” and continued: “I think you’ll want the younger, hungrier ones who still have that growth. Casemiro obviously recovers a bit, but look at Antony and Lisandro Martinez… they’re younger and hungrier.”

Neville continues his argument: “I think he’s the type of player you want to add to this team instead of saying: “Oh, Kylian Mbappe is available or so and so is available”. But Casemiro, no doubt, we’ve all said it, by the way, £60m? 70 million pounds? And £20m a year for five years is a £170m investment. This is a huge investment. It’s not a smart or cunning signature if you look at it from a general point of view”ends.

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