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Casemiro to Manchester United: Transfer fee and contract details

Casemiro needs to obtain a work permit to play in England and he could be in the stands to see his new team face rivals Liverpool on Monday.

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HELSINKI, FINLAND - AUGUST 10: Casemiro of Real Madrid looks on during the Real Madrid CF and Eintracht Frankfurt - UEFA Super Cup Final 2022 at on August 10, 2022 in Helsinki, Finland. (Photo by Gaston Szerman/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
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Manchester United have reached an agreement to sign Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro. The Brazilian will soon fly to Manchester and complete his medical before putting pen to paper on an initial four-year deal with an option to extend by a further year.

United will pay an initial £60million, rising to £70million if all clauses and conditions are met. Casemiro needs to obtain a work permit in order to play in England and he could be in the stands to see his new team face rivals Liverpool on Monday.

Casemiro among top earners at Man Utd

The vastly experienced 30-year-old will be among United’s top earners, with the exception of Cristiano Ronaldo. It is understood his salary will be on a similar level to that of Spanish shot-stopper David de Gea, who reportedly earns in excess of £350,000.

The Brazil international leaves Real Madrid nine years after joining Los Blancos. He is set to earn slightly more with United than Madrid, however, his earnings will drop significantly if the Old Trafford outfit continue to fail to qualify for Champions League football.

In his impressive spell with Madrid, Casemiro has won 18 trophies - including five Champions League titles, three LaLiga titles and the Club World Cup on three occasions.

United debut

His United debut could come away to Southampton on 27 August. His first task will be to help guide his new team away from the dropzone.

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