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Graeme Souness believes Man United signing Casemiro is a mistake, says 'he’s never been a great player'

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Casemiro is poised to join Man United who’ve agreed a transfer worth £70 million with Real Madrid.

The 30-year-old will bring a wealth of experience to the team, having enjoyed a trophy-laden spell in Spain.

But Souness isn’t convinced the Brazilian will improve Erik ten Hag’s side.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

The Liverpool legend pulled no punches in his scathing assessment of Casemiro and slammed the price tag.

On talkSPORT, he said: “Casemiro’s played with great players but he’s never been a great player.

“He’s 30-years-old and at £60m or £70m it is too much money.

“I don’t see him making United any better when they have the ball.”

Souness isn’t the only person who has questioned Man United’s signing of Casemiro.

Former Red Devils defender Rio Ferdinand highlighted a few problems regarding the star player.

“Are there negatives? Yes, there are. Obviously, the age, 30 years old. I wouldn’t say that’s a massive negative but I think if you’re talking from a business standpoint there’s gonna be zero resale value,” he explained.

“So, it’s £60m, plus £10m add-ons, and then obviously you bounce on top of that the wages.

“So, you’re probably looking somewhere near £100m – if you get change out of that, you will be lucky.

“In a time when we don’t have the finances, it doesn’t seem we can bring big players we have put it all into him. So, he needs to work.

“To come from Spain for Casemiro into a team that is absolutely bereft of any confidence, is absolutely struggling in all areas, tactically especially, physically, mentally.

“I think it’s going to be a huge ask for a 30-year-old to come in, recharge, reboot and go again.”

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