New Manchester United signing, Casemiro has refuted claims he joined the Red Devils from Madrid because of money, claims he is joining the biggest club in England.
“Everybody knows the history of Manchester United, the significance of the club around the world and what it means to its supporters”, he said to ManU TV. To represent United is an honour and I am ready to give everything to help the team achieve our ambitions.”
The 30-year-old midfielder signed a contract with the English Premier League side until June 2026, with an option to extend for a further year.
Casemiro, who joined the Los Blancos side from São Paulo in 2013, won 18 titles with Real Madrid, including five UEFA Champions League trophies and three Spanish La Liga championships.
The Brazilian scored 31 goals and provided 29 assists in 336 appearances for Real Madrid. He also helped the Brazilian national team win the 2019 Copa America title.
Casemiro has become the fourth signing of the summer at United under new boss Erik ten Hag, his deal is said to be worth an initial £60m with a further £10m in add-ons, which makes it the second most expensive transfer ever for a player over 30.
“Those who think I’m leaving for money don’t know me.
“I think there are few people saying this and they don’t know me. It’s not money, that’s wrong, it is not the case.” The Brazilian added.