Casemiro in talks over record-breaking Manchester United transfer

Manchester United's Casemiro in midfield.

Manchester United may receive an FFP boost with Casemiro likely to depart on a record deal REUTERS/Craig Brough

Manchester United could benefit immensely if reports suggesting Casemiro’s impending record move to Al Nassr are true.

Despite the SJR partial takeover and the INEOS influx, Manchester United’s transfer strategy is in great limbo.

The strict FFP rules and newer nuances about transfer strategies mean that the Mancunian giants cannot make the kind of splurges which around a decade ago made Manchester City and PSG regular European powerhouses.

At its core, United must sell heavily in order to bring about the squad overhaul that they so desperately require. The recent 4-0 thrashing to Crystal Palace best highlighted this issue, with a world-class player like Casemiro struggling in the role of a defender.

As such, it comes as no surprise that the Brazilian is on the list of possible departures come summer.

Casemiro expected to exit Manchester United

In fact, Caught Offside (via MEN) suggest that Saudi side Al Nassr is lining up a big-money move for the former Real Madrid maestro.

His representatives have reportedly already held talks about a potential summer transfer, with the SPL club open to handing him a three-year deal.

If true, United would welcome such a development. The reported £34 million transfer fee would be the highest that the club will have received over the sale of a midfielder.

More importantly, the recruitment team will get a shot in the arm in terms of transfer funds and a big wage package cleared to then acquire a more dynamic and younger talent for the role.

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Interestingly, if the financial situation continues this way, numerous names could be out of Man United in the weeks to come with the side allegedly only keen on retaining the promising younger talent.

In that regard, Erik ten Hag may not even be the gaffer at the helm with his future made further uncertain after the Selhurst Park fiasco.