Reports suggest that Casemiro, despite current challenges with form and fitness at Manchester United, is not considering a January departure.
However, Saudi clubs are reportedly exploring the possibility of acquiring his services at the end of the season. Casemiro, currently sidelined with a hamstring issue, is expected to stay at United until the season concludes.
While there is concrete interest from Saudi clubs, Casemiro is unlikely to leave in the middle of the season. The veteran midfielder is anticipated to depart at the season’s end, according to sources.
Although his name is on the list of potential Saudi targets, indications are that he prefers to stay until at least the campaign’s conclusion.
The January window for Saudi clubs is expected to be challenging, with many waiting to assess the league table before making high-profile signings.
Some teams may need to sell players before buying due to foreign player quotas. A move for Casemiro is unlikely until the summer when he could become a more attractive proposition for Gulf state clubs.
United would reportedly be open to selling Casemiro if they can recoup the £70 million fee paid to Real Madrid and alleviate his substantial wages.
The Brazilian midfielder, the highest earner at United, signed a £350,000-per-week deal upon joining last year, tied until the summer of 2026.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe, on the verge of acquiring a 25% stake in United and overseeing football operations, is reportedly keen to sell Casemiro if an opportunity arises next year.
There were purported disapprovals of United’s initial £70 million investment in the midfielder. Casemiro’s age and current form make it challenging to find clubs willing to match his wages, making Saudi Arabia a potential destination.
The situation will unfold in the coming months, with Casemiro likely to remain at Old Trafford for at least the near future.