Manchester United drops €100M for Casemiro’s successor, Toni Kroos headache ignites Madrid


By: Manu Tournoux

New jackpot in sight for SL Benfica

Far from having justified the investment made, Casemiro was shown the exit door by Manchester United. As reported Record, his successor was found at SL Benfica. This is João Neves, the last nugget of the Lisbonites. The 19-year-old crack quickly became essential, so much so that he was also selected by Roberto Martinez with Portugal. To afford it, you will have to at least get closer to the €120M of its release clause. The Portuguese daily reports an offer from the Red Devils of around €100 million. SL Benfica does not seem to be selling and the contract for its jewel runs until 2028.

Total suspense for Toni Kroos

At 33, Toni Kroos is still as important for Real Madrid, despite the emergence of young people. At the end of the contract, the midfielder is still in suspense over his future, as the newspaper explains Marca in its interior pages. The former Bayern Munich player remains faithful to his line of conduct: starting at the top. If Real Madrid no longer counted on him, he would not hesitate to retire with a return to the national team to play in the European Cup as the icing on the cake. In Madrid, everyone is hoping for an extension from the German, but the thirty-year-old policy, which pushes the club to only offer one more year, could pose a problem.

The reunion between KB9 and CR7

Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo will meet this evening in the clash between Al-Ittihad and Al Nassr. Benzema crystallizes all the attention and criticism. “Benzema is the subject of debate”writing The Team in its interior pages. The Parisian speaks of a “hot stroke” for the 2022 Ballon d’Or. The Frenchman’s attitude since his arrival in Saudi Arabia has been called into question. His involvement is considered insufficient given his status. KB9 is expected at the turn this evening and the newspaper Arriyadiah does not hesitate to make the comparison with his former teammate in his interior pages. In the numbers, Karim Benzema has 12 goals and 4 assists in 19 games before completing his first part of the season. At the same period, at the end of the 2022-2023 season with Al Nassr, Cristiano Ronaldo totaled 14 goals and 2 assists in 19 matches.

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