Casemiro reveals reasons for joining Manchester United: Casemiro has said he is joining England’s biggest club as he prepares to join Manchester United from Real Madrid.
The Brazilian has agreed to switch Real for Manchester United in a deal worth up to £70million, with manager Carlo Ancelotti previously hinting at Casemiro’s desire to experience a new challenge this season.
Speaking at his farewell press conference, Casemiro admitted he came to the decision to leave Real Madrid after last season’s Champions League final and highlighted his reasons for wanting to join United.
“It’s difficult when you make such an important decision. After the Champions League final I spoke to my agent and told him I realized my cycle was coming to an end,” the midfielder revealed. “I’ll be honest with everyone, I thought about it.
“He told me to go on vacation and my head was calm. When I came back, it was the same feeling. But it’s the happiest in the world, duty accomplished. Mission accomplished.
“My cycle was over. I wanted to live a new challenge, try a different league and a different culture. I haven’t won anything [in England]. I want to help there as I did. Here’s what happened. I’m going full. Hope
“I love the Premier League. I wanted to play in it and I wanted to play there. The change was necessary. You can put pressure on with the season and then in the holidays, when you keep thinking about it… I Had to be. Honest with myself.”
Asked if his decision to join United was in line with the bumper deal, Casemiro replied: “It’s only a few people who think so, but people are wrong if they believe that and they tell me. Don’t know. This is the last thing. They should think.
“I’m joining the biggest club in England.”
Casemiro also admitted he is relishing the chance to reconnect with former Real team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I can’t wait to play with Cristiano again,” he admitted. “I hope Cristiano stays, I want to play with him again. He is incredible.”