Manchester United news: Red Devils reach agreement with Real Madrid over Casemiro

Manchester United have taken a major step closer to completing the signing of Brazil international and Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro.

The Red Devils announced they have reached an agreement with the current European champions over the transfer. 

Erik ten Hag's side are understood to have splashed £60million on the deal, with a further £10million agreed in success-related add-ons.

Casemiro has been offered a four-year deal with an option of a further 12 months. The deal is subject to the agreement of personal terms, UK visa requirements and a medical.

Ten Hag refused to discuss the transfer at his press conference on Friday, but Real boss Carlo Ancelotti was more forthcoming when speaking to the media in Spain.

"I've discussed it with him this morning," the Italian said. "He wants to try a new challenge, a new opportunity."

Casemiro won five Champions League crowns with Los Blancos since joining the club in 2013 from Sao Paulo.

The 30-year-old has over 500 professional games under his belt, including 63 at international level.

A statement on the club's website read: "Manchester United is delighted to announce that the club has reached agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of Casemiro."

United are currently bottom of the Premier League table after kicking off the season with back-to-back defeats against Brighton and Brentford - the latter of those being an embarrassing 4-0 thrashing.

Ten Hag's side will be looking to bounce back when they host Liverpool on Monday night.

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