Casemiro is reportedly discussing a possible move to join Paris Saint-Germain from Real Madrid next summer.
According to a report by Catalan outlet El Nacional, Casemiro appears to be open to joining Paris Saint-Germain. The Real Madrid midfielder is in talks with Les Parisiens over a possible move in next summer’s transfer window. However, the Spanish giants have no intention to deal with PSG, as things stand.
Casemiro has been a key figure for Real Madrid for the better part of the past half a decade. Since returning from a loan spell with FC Porto in the 2014/15 season, the Brazilian midfielder has forged a formidable midfield partnership with fellow Real Madrid stalwarts Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.
An indispensable figure for Los Blancos, the 29-year-old has made 301 appearances for the club, chipping in with 30 goals and 25 assists in the process. However, of late, there have been claims that Real Madrid could be open to the prospect of cashing in on Casemiro, which has alerted PSG.
The interest from PSG is understandable, considering Idrissa Gueye and Ander Herrera are on the wrong side of 30. In addition, Marco Verratti has had to deal with several fitness issues recently, while Danilo Pereira has not inspired much confidence with his performances.
So, Casemiro is a viable target for the French giants, who are eyeing a possible summer move for him. And according to El Nacional, the Real Madrid midfielder has already opened talks with PSG, having first approached the club through his representatives around five months ago.
However, while the 29-year-old appears to be open to joining PSG, there is hesitancy from Real Madrid to deal with Les Parisiens. That is because the Spanish heavyweights still feel hard done by PSG from the Kylian Mbappe saga in the summer transfer window.
Real Madrid might still open up to the prospect of beginning negotiations if their relations with PSG improve in the coming months. However, as things stand, the Merengues have no intention of dealing with the Ligue 1 giants. So, it remains to be seen if Casemiro makes his way to Parc des Princes or stays put at the Santiago Bernabeu next summer.