LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – A report has surfaced claiming that Casemiro harbors regrets about his decision to join Manchester United, largely due to perceived ‘institutional instability‘ at Old Trafford.
The Brazilian midfielder made a high-profile move from Real Madrid to Old Trafford last summer and enjoyed a strong debut season under Erik ten Hag, contributing significantly to United’s top-four finish and Carabao Cup victory.
However, this season has seen Casemiro struggle, and according to Catalan publication EL Nacional, he is reportedly experiencing regrets about his choice to join the Red Devils.
The report further suggests that his tenure at Manchester may be brief as he has become apprehensive about the club’s off-field management.
Casemiro’s performance levels have notably declined, prompting United’s interest in potentially securing Benfica’s Joao Neves as a replacement.
El Nacional claims that the club has already explored the possibility of signing Neves and estimates that a bid of at least €70 million (£61m/$74m) would be required to secure the Portugal international.
Given that Casemiro is under contract until 2026, a January departure seems unlikely.
However, United might consider making a formal bid for Neves, potentially leading to a reassessment of Casemiro’s future in the summer.