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Real Madrid is ready for life after the star midfielder’s imminent move

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Real Madrid’s fans were as shocked as others when the news of Manchester United’s interest in Casemiro broke out. Why wouldn’t they? Casemiro has been the heartbeat of the midfield trio of Kroos, Modric, and himself. The trio represents one of the most successful periods in the club’s history. Some fans even consider them as the best-midfield trio of all time. It’s only fair that the fans are heartbroken. They sure weren’t ready for his departure ahead of Kroos and Modric.

But the Los Blancos has to prepare a life for a post-Casemiro era. Modric and Kroos would probably leave next season, and the whole reigns would pass over to the younger generation.

Real Madrid’s manager Carlo Ancelotti offered his opinions on the transfer in his pre-match conference.

He said;

“I talked to Casemiro this morning. He wants to try a new challenge, a new opportunity. I and the club understand it. With what he’s done at this club and the person he is, we have to respect it. There are talks right now, nothing is official, but he wants to leave. After hearing that he wants to leave, there’s no way back. If an agreement is reached and he leaves, we need to wish him the best.”

When asked about how he found out about the possibility of a transfer, the Italian replied;

“I read about it and saw the rumours. Then I realised yesterday that it could happen. Everyone understands it, including the players, because there is so much respect for him. So, when he wants to try a new challenge, we have to understand it with as much respect and affection as possible. I understand it. A similar thing happened to me when I left AC Milan, where I was comfortable and it felt like a family. But sometimes you want to try a new league, country and language.”

Ancelotti was confident while speaking of the players he has in his midfield. He said;

“I am confident with or without Casemiro, even if we all understand how important he has been. He was so important in that combination with Luka Modrić and Toni Kroos. But, if he does leave, we have resources to cover this. We’ll still have six midfielders in Modrić, Kroos, Tchouaméni, Camavinga, Valverde and Ceballos. I think six is enough to manage the whole season. These are six very, very good players.”

Real Madrid is moving to a new era with the likes of Fede Valverde, Tchouameni, and Camavinga, among others. They are also linked with a move for Jude Bellingham next summer.

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