Recent reports suggest that Chelsea are showing interests in signing Real Madrid‘s Casemiro as a potential CDM option. The Blues have identified the Brazilian as a top target amidst their midfield dilemma.
Earlier this year, Chelsea were in the market searching for potential defensive midfielders. Saul Niguez emerged as top choice and was brought in on loan from Atletico Madrid. However, the player has been a flop at Stamford Bridge, having played just 572 minutes. While the player is now set to return to Spain, as the Blues look forward to cutting his loan spell short.
With Saul’s exit and N’Golo Kante’s frequent injuries, manager Thomas Tuchel is struggling with midfield options. Hence, the London Giants will be in the transfer market once again with Casemiro as their top choice.
Casemiro’s unhidden success at Real Madrid
It is no wonder that the Brazil international is one of the best midfielders in the world. There is nothing to be said about this player that has not been said already. He has won everything a footballer can win with his club and country except for a World Cup.
The four times Champions League winner with Real Madrid, Casemiro is one the greatest CDM of all time. There is no player in the world who can fill in his shoes for the Los Blancos as effectively. His ability to hold the midfield and also drive the ball on few occasions has been pivotal in the Spanish side’s success. The 29-year-old player has made 307 appearances for Real with 30 goals and 27 assists, having also won 2 La Liga titles, 3 Club World Cups and a Spanish Cup in the process. (stats via TRANSFERMARKT)
Casemiro is also one of the key players for his international side as well and has made 60 appearances. With a Copa America title to his name, the player has also captained Brazil on several occasions.
Chelsea should push for Casemiro
It is in reports that the Brazilian’s recent dip in form and increasing age has now put his position at Madrid in doubt. It is believed that the club will be ready to let the player go for the right price.
While Los Blancos have already shown much interest in Leicester‘s Wilfred Ndidi as a potential replacement for Casemiro, with the Brazilian’s contract expiring in 2025. Real Madrid will be open for offers in the region of £51.2m, a sum that Chelsea could afford to pay.
An experience and class packed Casemiro could prove to be vital for Tuchel’s side. The Premier League side should surely sign the player if he plans to leave Santiago Bernabeu anytime soon.
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