Casemiro: “I will always remain a Real Madrid fan.”

Casemiro said goodbye to Real Madrid in his farewell ceremony.

The Brazilian midfielder is set to join Manchester United for a fee believed to be in the region of €60 million.

In a speech that was transcribed by Marca, Casemiro looked back at his achievements with the club for which he made over 300 appearances in all competitions:

“In eight years I’ve won five European Cups. I always gave everything on the pitch and I will always remain a Real Madrid fan.”

He also told to those present why he made his decision to leave Los Blancos:

“At the end of the Champions League final I had the feeling that my cycle was over. I am honest. After the holidays, with a calm head, the feeling was the same. It wasn’t so quick. I spoke to the club as soon as the Champions League was over. My wife supported me from the beginning. My family was always by my side in this decision. It was very difficult to talk to the president, but we were very honest with each other.”

Casemiro also expressed that he is looking forward to his next challenge:

“New challenges, a new club, another country, another culture. I come with all the excitement in the world.”


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