Needless to say, I understand the importance of Casemiro to Erik ten Hag’s team right now. But most recently, Bayern Munich has been linked with Casemiro. It would be a shocking move, and could force Man United to splurge on a direct replacement for the former Real Madrid star.
Here are 4 players who can directly replace Casemiro at Man United…
1. Joao Palhinha
One star constantly linked with the Old Trafford team is Fulham star Joao Palhinha. With his talent, Palhinha is attracting interest from several top teams.
The Portugal international has been shining at Craven Cottage this season. His power, tackle and presence in the center of midfield play a vital role in manager Marco Silva’s system and allow attacking players to confidently play forward, – similar to how Casemiro was deployed by coach Ten Hag at Man United.
2. Declan Rice
A move to one of the ‘Big Six’ teams is something that will happen sooner or later for Declan Rice. West Ham appear ready to approve the departure of their club captain this summer. However, the £100m asking price The Hammers for the British star could be a big deal.
Chelsea and Liverpool are among those interested in Rice. And getting the defensive midfielder’s service could also become a priority for Erik ten Hag if the Dutch strategist is forced to restructure his midfield. Rice, at 24, could offer a lasting solution to the problems at Old Trafford.
3. Moises Caicedo
After keeping Caicedo at home in the face of Arsenal’s pursuit in January, Brighton tied the Ecuador international to a new contract. However, they are still willing to sell him this summer if the price is right and clubs are lining up to welcome the all-round midfielder.
The 21-year-old Caicedo has thrived on the south coast, helping his value skyrocket. An advantage for the Red Devils is that Caicedo once confessed that Man United is his dream club.
4. Romeo Lavia
According to the Independent, Ten Hag has seen Southampton’s Romeo Lavia as a long-term replacement for Casemiro. Lavia was just 19 years old, coming from Anderlecht’s academy before joining Man City in 2020 and he joined Southampton two years later.
Not long ago, coach Pep Guardiola himself also had to praise Lavia: “I am really impressed with his performance.” In the future, the Belgian player can completely develop into an all-round midfielder, thanks to his strong, technical, impressive long-range shooting ability.
Minh Tuan | 09:24 April 29, 2023