Defence urgently needed… Munich needs 6, targets ‘out-of-form Man U MF’

Bayern Munich are targeting Casemiro, who is losing credibility at Manchester United.

Germany’s ‘TZ’ reported on July 27 (KST), “Munich want a No. 6 (holding) midfielder. After an unsuccessful attempt to sign Juan Palinha last summer, the Bavarians are reportedly targeting Casemiro. Munich director Christoph Proint said he was looking for a new player and Casemiro came to mind. Thomas Tuchel is also said to have recommended Casemiro.”

Munich’s midfield is as thin as its defense. The likes of Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich, Frans Kranzig, and this summer’s addition of Konrad Reimer don’t have the numbers for a team playing multiple competitions. The midfield is even weaker when you consider that Reimer plays mostly at right fullback. That’s why Munich tried to sign Palinha this summer.

However, they were unable to reach an agreement with Fulham and the player returned home. In the winter transfer window, the Bavarians were also linked to Palin, but Casemiro was another target. Casemiro is a world-class player who played for Real Madrid. He formed a legendary midfield combination with Toni Kroos and Luka Modric that won Real countless trophies.

After all the glory at Real, Casemiro moved on to Man United. He played a key role in United’s midfield last season, leading them to a rebound. This season, his form has been mixed and he’s been sidelined with injuries. His lack of form has caused him to lose credibility with the club and has led to speculation of a move to Saudi Arabia. Now he’s been linked to Munich.

Despite being a lesser player than he was in his prime, Casemiro would be a solid option for Munich. The problem is the transfer fee. Casemiro is under contract with United until 2026, and despite his age, he is still valued at around €40 million. It’s also worth noting that United paid €70 million for Casemiro. Almost two years later, they seem to have no intention of selling him cheaply.

“The Munich board wants the team to spend no more than 50 million euros ($71.2 billion) this winter,” according to TZ. That’s a lot of money for Casemiro, considering his age and the transfer fee the board has set for him.

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