Ten time European Champions Real Madrid has decided to call Brazilian midfielder Casemiro back to the Santiago Bernabeu as they exercise their right to re-sign Casemiro, rather than let him join Porto permanently.
Casemiro, who spent majority of the 2014-15 on the bench for Real Madrid was sent on loan to the Portuguese club Porto, for whom he made 41 appearances and scored four goals. After the departure of Xabi Alonso, Los Blancos are in search of a good central defensive midfielder, which was one of the main reasons why the team went trophy less in 2014-15 season.
His impressive displays led Porto to victory in the Portuguese league and the club had informed Real Madrid that they wanted to sign him permanently for €15million. However, there was a clause in his contract which allows Real Madrid to buy him back and the Spanish giants activated clause as they told Porto of their intentions before June 5 and paid €7.5m.
Real Madrid in their official site has revealed that they are excercising the clause to bring Casemiro after Porto activated his buy back clause for a permanent deal. Real Madrid C. F. has exercised the option to salvage federative rights on the player Casemiro, after FC Porto stated that his buy back clause had been activated, the club announced in its official site.
With his arrival, another Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva might be sent out on a loan and the future of Aiser Illaramendi still looks bleach. Casemiro is expected to get some first team action as their new manager Rafa Benitez is known to rotate his squad in order to keep all the players fir and raring to go. Casemiro will be mostly given the number 6 jersey, which was previously used by German Internaitonal Sami Khedira, who is moving out of the club this summer.