MADRID – Real Madrid and Casemiro have signed the extension of the Brazilian’s contract until 2025, as announced by the white club on their social networks.
“Real Madrid CF and Casemiro have agreed to extend the player’s contract, which remains linked to the club for the next four seasons, until June 30, 2025,” the club reported in an official statement.
The renewal of Casemiro serves to confirm the great confidence that the club has in the midfielder since different sources recognize ESPN that they see the Brazilian as the ideal man to act as “captain” after the departure of Sergio Ramos.
The same sources add that the 22-year-old footballer is an example for Madrid both on and off the pitch.
Casemiro is a world leader in his position and Madrid has already been trying to “tie him up” for months. In fact, the negotiations were almost closed months ago but had to be delayed due to the pandemic.
The Brazilian arrived at Real Madrid Castilla in 2013 on loan from Sao Paulo and, after a successful season at Porto, Madrid decided to buy him back. Since then, he has been key in a midfield that has won four Champions League (including a goal in the Cardiff final against Juventus), two European Super Cups, three Club World Cups, one League, one King’s Cup and two. Spanish Super Cups, as well as a Copa América with the Brazilian team.
Casemiro is the fifth player to renew his contract in recent weeks after Karim Benzema, Federico Valverde, Dani Carvajal and Thibaut Courtois. The white club wants to reinforce its confidence in the referents of the Madrid squad after a summer in which it opened the door to Ramos and Raphael Varane.
The expected signing of Kylian Mbappe is also part of this plan to regenerate the squad that will coincide with the inauguration of the new Santiago Bernabéu.
For its part, the other pending operation that Madrid has left before the market closes is the transfer of Alvaro Odriozola to Fiorentina.