Casemiro

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How much would he go for in todays market? I think we rather should pay 100m for him than Varane, but both probably tied up at Madrid for the rest of their careers anyways.
Isn't his value a bit inflated because he plays alongside Kroos and Modric who do the bulk of the playmaking for the team? He's nice and really tactically aware, possibly the best at what he does but he also looks a lot better where he is.
 

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Thought this goal highlights well the difference between Kante and Casemiro. Kante just completely unaware of the attacker. He looks better on the eye because he runs after people and steals balls but fails to shield the defense positionally sometimes.
 

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Seems like he's Real's MoM every other match this season. Big fan of his and could be considered one of the best midfielders in the world at the moment.
 

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I think he's genuinely a good player and not simply because the plays alongside Kroos and Modric.

Valverde for instance, Real fans seem to overrate but I just don't see it with him. Your typical busy Spanish CM.
 

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When you see the job he does for Madrid you can understand why so many fawn for a number 6 here to free up Pogba and Herrera. Best number 6 in Europe I guess.
Glad to see my post aged well. I think he’s great, and has been for a while.
 

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I think he's genuinely a good player and not simply because the plays alongside Kroos and Modric.

Valverde for instance, Real fans seem to overrate but I just don't see it with him. Your typical busy Spanish CM.
Valverde is Uruguayan.
 

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Modric and Kroos woudn't be playing this well into this age if not for Casemiro guarding their rear. He's a good passer of the ball too.

In the modern game, you need a proper DM who could also pass the ball well to challenge on multiple fronts across 2-3 years.

Barcelona had peak Busquets
Bayern - Javi Martinez
Real - Casemiro
United - Carrick

Liverpool and City have Fabinho and Fernandinho - whom I rate a tad below the above. (bias much?)

I was following and hoping that we would sign Fabinho when he moved from Monaco. We need a Matic replacement soon.
 

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Modric and Kroos woudn't be playing this well into this age if not for Casemiro guarding their rear. He's a good passer of the ball too.

In the modern game, you need a proper DM who could also pass the ball well to challenge on multiple fronts across 2-3 years.

Barcelona had peak Busquets
Bayern - Javi Martinez
Real - Casemiro
United - Carrick

Liverpool and City have Fabinho and Fernandinho - whom I rate a tad below the above. (bias much?)

I was following and hoping that we would sign Fabinho when he moved from Monaco. We need a Matic replacement soon.
Fernandinho is better than Javi Martinez and Casemiro. I’d argue better then Carrick too.
 

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Fernandinho is better than Javi Martinez and Casemiro. I’d argue better then Carrick too.
Casemiro is might years ahead if Fernandinho imo. You could see it in the world cup. As soon as Casemiro was suspended vs. Belgium Brazil were going out. I think Fernandinho is rated by EPL fans but I've never seen him do anything impressive in the CL or for Brazil.
 

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Depends. Casemiro is a superior defensive player, in fact he's one of the best i've ever seen in that regard, but Fernandinho on the other hand is better with the ball (though Case has been improving massively in that regard over the years)

I'd say for City's needs, Guardiola wouldn't swap them, though neither would we for ours

For Brazil there's no question. Fernandinho can't deal with the pressure, while they've still to this day yet to lose a game Casemiro started