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Manchester United identify £40m Casemiro replacement from Premier League rivals

It is this very quality that has convinced Manchester United that the Brazilian could be the perfect replacement for his compatriot Casemiro.

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Reports coming in from The Mirror, suggest Manchester United have identified and are targeting Wolves midfielder Joao Gomes as Casemiro’s replacement.

Casemiro was the glue that held this team together all through last season, but injuries have greatly hampered his form this campaign.

On top of that, it seems age is catching up with the Brazilian, as he has been a tad sloppy and complacent in possession in recent times.

As such, Manchester United are drawing up names to replace the 5-time Champions League winner and Wolves’ Gomes is one of the top names.

The 23-year-old has done exceptionally well at the Molineux especially considering how much pressure was on him the shoes he had to fill.

Midfield maestros and Wolves legends Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho all left the club in the last 18 months and the midfield department was left to young Gomes, who has shouldered the responsibility admirably and then some.

According to the report, Wolves value Gomes at around £40 million, a massive upgrade from the £12 million they paid to acquire him from Flamengo in January of last year.

This is a true testament to how much the midfielder has grown as a player in the best league in the world and how much potential he holds.

He has been an integral part of Gary O’Neil’s side and has been monikered ‘the Pitbull’ on account of his tenacity in the middle of the park.

It is this very quality that has convinced Manchester United that the Brazilian could be the perfect replacement for his compatriot Casemiro.

The report also claims that Wolves are well aware of the interest that Gomes is gathering, and they are consequently looking at potential replacements for him.

Gomes potentially replacing Casemiro is a perfect illustration of Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s vision for the club.

This is in reference to his recent sentiments that he is of the inclination to sign players with the potential to grow into world-class players rather than spend a fortune on ready-made superstars.

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