Manchester United make approach for more realistic alternative to Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong
Manchester United are reportedly targeting a transfer deal for Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro as a more realistic alternative to Barcelona ace Frenkie de Jong.The Red Devils urgently need to bring in an upgrade on flops like Scott McTominay and Fred, while the club are also weaker in terms of depth in that department than they were last season, following the departures of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic, who left on free transfers this summer.Man Utd are now said to have made an approach for Casemiro, according to the Manchester Evening News, though some uncertainty remains around the deal.The Brazil international has been a key player for Real Madrid, and Fabrizio Romano wrote in his exclusive CaughtOffside column today that Carlo Ancelotti wanted to keep him, even if he is a “dream” target for United.Casemiro in action for Real Madrid More Stories / Latest News Video: Merson explains why Ronaldo transfer “ticks the box” for Chelsea despite Man Utd struggles Aug 17 2022, 9:43 Manchester United board ready to move for Chelsea star Aug 17 2022, 9:38 Manchester United make approach for more realistic alternative to Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong Aug 17 2022, 9:29 It may be, however, that Casemiro is using United’s interest to get a new contract at the Bernabeu, though there is also the sense that he’s a more realistic target than De Jong of Barca.At this point, MUFC fans surely won’t be too picky about who comes in, but a midfielder is surely a matter of urgency before the end of the transfer window. ? EXCLUSIVE ? Casemiro is Manchester United's dream target in midfield as the Adrien Rabiot deal has been called off. Full story ?? — CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) August 17, 2022 The post Manchester United make approach for more realistic alternative to Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong appeared first on CaughtOffside.