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Sir Jim Ratcliffe ready to release £70m Man Utd signing with huge pay-off – report.



Sir Jim Ratcliffe is reportedly prepared to relinquish his £70 million Manchester United signing with a massive payoff.According to Daily Star, Manchester United is prepared to terminate Casemiro’s contract by the summer due to his inconsistent performance and ailments this season.

The Brazil international joined the Red Devils last season in a £70 million transfer from Real Madrid. His debut campaign was successful, and he made significant defensive and offensive contributions.


Nevertheless, he has encountered difficulty in reproducing that performance thus far this season. The 31-year-old appeared out of touch in the early stages of the season and, since suffering a hamstring injury in November, has hardly played.United are reportedly working towards a mutual accord to secure Casemiro’s early release from his £350,000-per-week contract, which has two years remaining plus an additional 12-month option.


At present, he shares the position of United’s co-highest earner with Raphael Varane. Sir Jim Ratcliffe and the incoming board comprise the opinion that his departure would prevent future transfer acquisitions from requesting parity.Starting ahead of the likes of Sofyan Amrabat and Scott McTominay is the 18-year-old marvel. Ratcliffe and company appear willing to support the youngster’s ascent to the mainstay position.


United would then not require an expensive substitute in the shape of Casemiro. As an alternative, they might attempt to acquire a talented midfielder like Arthur Vermeeren in order to increase competition.


In addition to Casemiro, United may also consider releasing Varane. The hierarchy has decided against exercising a contractual extension clause in order to retain him through the summer of 2025.


He could potentially depart on a free transfer unless he is prepared to accept a substantial reduction in compensation.