Official: Casemiro returns to Madrid

Real Madrid have announced that they have decided to retain Casemiro following his successful loan spell with Porto.

The Portuguese giants exercised their option to purchase the player for €15m last week, but Los Blancos have now confirmed via a statement on their official website that they have countered the deal for €7.5m.

If Madrid wish to sell him on or include him in another transfer, Porto will be entitled to €7.5m in compensation.

Casemiro, 23, was recently named in the Brazil squad for Copa America, which kicks off next week.

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