Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, members of the “Bermuda triangle” with the Brazilian, paid tribute to him in a letter.
Casemiro wanted “a new challenge”. The 30-year-old Brazilian midfielder, who arrived at Real Madrid in 2013, will join Manchester United on a five-year contract. The Red Devils announced an agreement this Friday for the transfer, estimated at 70 million euros, excluding bonuses. After the formalization of his departure, Casemiro received a shower of tributes from the “White House”.
Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, who have accompanied Casemiro in midfield for many seasons, have published a letter to their teammate.
“I will miss you. As an exemplary professional. As a top player. As a fighter who has saved me many times… But, above all, as a good person . We made history, damn it! What a legendary time… Today our sporting paths diverge, but our friendship remains. I can assure you of that.”Kroos remarks reported by Marca
“Dear Case, I still remember your beginnings in our club. How nervous you were! I asked you to be calm and now I think about it and look at what it gave. What you accomplished! It was also my first season and none of us could have imagined what football had in store for us. You have become a true leader. You have been one for your team-mates and for Madrid. We will always remember of you.”Luka Modric remarks
“You were the best bodyguard in the world”, launches Modric
Luka Modric and Casemiro have been in the last five Champions League winning campaigns together, with Toni Kroos arriving after the 2014 coronation. And especially with the jokes, because you have always been in a good mood, even in moments of tension or when there were mistakes, added Modric.
These laughs with you gave me tranquility. like looking back and seeing you, knowing that there will be a lot of “Njega-Njega”. You were the best bodyguard in the world. I will miss you, but I wish you the best. This is what that a professional and a person like you deserve.”
For their part, Real Madrid have already published a video to thank Casemiro, a member of the “Bermuda triangle” with Modric and Kroos, according to a formula found by Carlo Ancelotti . But it’s a whole team that already regrets the former Porto.
“Little things to say. Thank you and thank you. All the teams in the world need a Casemiro. Good luck, and God bless you! You are a legend.”Commented his compatriot Vinicius Jr