Man United paid a huge fee to sign Casemiro last year. Currently, they are looking to the market to find a long-term replacement for the Brazilian player.
Not long ago, some sources said that the Red Devils were closely following Joao Neves, who has a release clause of 120 million euros in his contract with Benfica. Now, sources from Spanish newspaper Nacional reveal that Erik ten Hag’s team will must agree a fee of at least £61m (€70m) to secure his signature.
Casemiro had a great influence at Man United last season, but he will turn 32 in February. The Samba star has declined quite a bit this season, forcing Ten Hag to think about the future. And Joao Neves could be the ideal choice for the Old Trafford team.
The 19-year-old midfielder made 17 appearances in Benfica’s title-winning campaign last season. So far this season, the 19-year-old has appeared in eight league matches and helped the Eagles keep four clean sheets. Neves also made his debut for the Portuguese national team in a 5-0 win over Bosnia last week.
Minh Tuan | 15:38 October 22, 2023