Sir Jim Ratcliffe ready to pay off Manchester United star Casemiro to leave club | Football

Casemiro could be paid to leave Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United are considering paying off the remainder of Casemiro’s contract in order to offload the Brazilian.

The midfielder joined United in a £60million deal from Real Madrid just 18 months ago, signing a four-year contract worth around £300,000-a-week.

Casemiro was superb during his first season at the club but he’s been plagued by injury and poor form this season.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his INEOS team hope to have full control of football operations within the next three weeks, with the Premier League yet to ratify the British billionaire’s 25% stake in the club.

The team have wasted no time in getting to grips with life at Old Trafford, and they appointed a new CEO in the form of Omar Berrada on Saturday night.

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Casemiro has missed the last three months of action. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

A new sporting director and head of recruitment will also be appointed but the Daily Star say attention has already turned to the playing squad.

Casemiro, who is out of contract in 2026 and has the option of a further year, could see his deal paid off by the club.

While that would cost United around £20m, Casemiro would be off the books and his departure would significantly decrease the club’s wage bill.

There has been interest in Casemiro from Saudi Arabia and Italian giants Juventus and AC Milan.

But those parties are unwilling to put up a fee for the former Real Madrid star.

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