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Report: Midfielder’s €30m Contract Clause Could Derail Man Utd’s Summer Transfer Plans

Manchester United’s Summer Transfer Turmoil

Casemiro’s Contract Clause: A Potential Hurdle

Manchester United’s summer plans may hit a significant snag with Casemiro’s contract clause potentially hindering his anticipated exit from Old Trafford. According to Football Transfers, the Brazilian star’s departure is now uncertain, despite initial expectations for a transfer.

Injury and Mispositioning: A Season to Forget

Casemiro, whose Estimated Transfer Value (ETV) stands at €22.6 million, endured a challenging 2023/24 campaign. Hampered by injuries and often played out of position by Erik ten Hag in a season plagued with squad injuries, the midfielder’s performance fell short of expectations.

Saudi Pro League Move: Doubts Arise

A transfer to the Saudi Pro League appeared to be the most likely outcome for the 32-year-old. However, reports indicate a contract clause valid until June 2026, which guarantees Casemiro a staggering €29.5 million (£25m) payoff if he departs. This financial obligation complicates matters for United.

Interest from Al-Nassr

Al-Nassr, where Casemiro would reunite with Cristiano Ronaldo, has shown interest. Despite this, no formal bid has been made for the player, whom Manchester United values at €35 million. Consequently, Casemiro’s representatives have scheduled an emergency meeting with Erik ten Hag to discuss his role in the squad moving forward.

Future Uncertain for Casemiro

Even if Casemiro is not slated for a prominent role next season, insiders state that “the player won’t settle for a cut-price pay-off to go.” This situation leaves Manchester United in a precarious position as they navigate the transfer market.

Manchester United’s Transfer Struggles

This development spells trouble for Manchester United, who have lagged behind their rivals in the transfer market all summer. A lengthy season review has only added to the uncertainty surrounding Erik ten Hag’s future at the club.

Financial Constraints at Old Trafford

Additionally, the club faces financial constraints. The potential €30 million payoff to Casemiro would significantly deplete available funds, making it difficult for United to complete necessary transfers without making sales first.

Football Transfers highlights the challenging landscape Manchester United finds itself in, with financial hurdles and strategic decisions shaping their summer transfer window.

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