Manchester United’s acquisition of Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has reportedly convinced Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at Old Trafford this summer.
A number of clubs are believed to have turned down the chance to sign the Portugal international, and there is not an obvious suitor for him approaching the latter stages of the window.
However, according to Portuguese transfer insider Pedro Almeida, the 37-year-old has now accepted to remain with the 20-time English champions beyond the end of this summer’s transfer window.
Almeida claims that Casemiro’s arrival from Real Madrid “was important” in terms of Ronaldo’s decision, with the striker looking forward to playing alongside his former teammate.
Ronaldo featured alongside the Brazilian at Bernabeu between 2013 and 2018, and the pair are believed to have shared a close relationship in the Spanish capital.
Casemiro is believed to have undergone the first part of his Man United medical on Saturday, with a move potentially being announced before the end of the weekend.
This article was updated 1 year ago