Al Nassr Eyes Ambitious Moves for Manchester United Duo With Ronaldo’s Backing

Saudi Club Targets Casemiro and Aaron Wan-Bissaka as United Seeks Financial Maneuvering

In a bid to strengthen their squad, Saudi club Al Nassr is reportedly planning an audacious move to sign two Manchester United players, with the endorsement of Cristiano Ronaldo playing a pivotal role.

Manchester United, grappling with Financial Fair Play (FFP) concerns, is actively seeking to offload senior players to free up funds for future signings. John Murtough, the football director for United, visited Saudi Arabia in December for talks regarding potential player sales.

According to reports from the Daily Mail, Al Nassr has set its sights on acquiring Casemiro and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Manchester United. Casemiro, the 32-year-old midfielder, currently earns £375,000-a-week and has been on the sidelines since November due to a hamstring injury. United is open to selling him this summer, aiming to recoup a significant portion of the £70 million fee paid to Real Madrid for his services.

Al Nassr is reportedly prepared to make a substantial offer to Casemiro, backed by encouragement from his former Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.

Additionally, there are suggestions that Al Nassr might pursue a move for Aaron Wan-Bissaka during the current transfer window. The Saudi club recently had a £20 million bid for Tottenham right-back Emerson Royal rejected and has redirected its attention to the United defender.

This news follows reports that Manchester United turned down a swap deal proposal from Inter Milan involving Wan-Bissaka and Denzel Dumfries. United triggered a 12-month extension in Wan-Bissaka’s contract earlier this month, and while contract talks have taken place, the outcome was reportedly “not positive.”

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Crystal Palace and West Ham have also expressed interest in Wan-Bissaka, but Al Nassr appears to be a frontrunner in financial terms.

As Manchester United explores outgoing transfers to address financial constraints, Erik ten Hag, the club’s manager, has suggested that significant signings in January are unlikely. He emphasized the importance of looking for improvements within financial constraints, acknowledging that attracting top players during the winter transfer window is often challenging.

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