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Casemiro signs new four-year contract at Real Madrid

Toby Cudworth
Casemiro has committed his future to Real Madrid
Casemiro has committed his future to Real Madrid / Denis Doyle/Getty Images
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Real Madrid have confirmed Casemiro has signed a new four-year contract, tying him to the club until 2025.

The 29-year-old has been at the club since 2013, and will now extend his stay in Madrid beyond a decade amid a summer of absolute chaos in the Spanish capital.

Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane have left the club to ease the club's financial worries, although you'd be forgiven for thinking that Real Madrid's alleged monetary woes have more to do with their desire to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG.

Despite being hundreds of millions of Euros in debt, Los Blancos are pushing forward with a deal for Mbappe and he's now expected to turn his back on playing alongside Lionel Messi in favour of chasing his boyhood dream of playing for Real.

The club have launched a second bid worth €180m for Mbappe, having seen their initial offer of €160m rejected by the French giants. That astronomical figure is what PSG agreed to pay Monaco when they lured Mbappe to the club, and their stance is firm - they want to recoup the money they paid for Mbappe even though he has just a year left on his contract.

PSG's sporting director Leonardo has all but confirmed the deal will happen, providing Real Madrid president Florentino Perez agrees to finance the deal the way the Ligue 1 giants want.

As for Casemiro, he's opted to pen fresh terms in Madrid, and he's now committed to the club until the age of 33. To date, he's made 191 appearances for Real in La Liga, and is closing in on 300 appearances in all competitions.

During the mid-to-late 2010s, Casemiro was the spine of Zinedine Zidane's all conquering Real Madrid side that won four Champions League trophies in five seasons - including three in a row. He's also won two La Liga titles at the club, as well as a hat-trick of FIFA Club World Cups.

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