Carlos Henrique Casemiro, Real Madrid's new midfield signing, who is set to play in the 'B' team, Castilla, until the end of the season is now in Spain, having arrived in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The player is here on loan, though Real Madrid have a purchase option. And the Spanish giants have also included the player in their list of eligible players for the Champions League, along with Diego López.
Yesterday, before taking his flight from Sao Paulo, he said goodbye via Twitter to his fans: "Friends, I'm off to Spain for a challenge. I want to thank everyone for their messages of support. I've been busy in the last few days preparing everything and I've not had time to say goodbye to the fans. I also want to send a big thanks and all the best to everyone at Sao Paulo, at the stadium, the training ground and all my teammates. Now, life goes on again in Madrid and I'm going to do as well as I can in my new club. I'm relying on the support of all of you".
The player will team up with Marcelo in Madrid, who he knows from the Brazil national team, and the Madrid defender sent him a message on Twitter yesterday: "When do you get to Madrid. We'll be together 'hermanito' [little brother]". Casemiro replied minutes later: "I'm boarding now. We'll always be together 'hermano'"
Talent: A dangerous attacking midfielder, Casemiro is over 6 feet and one of the outstanding Brazilians of the last few years, of the Neymar generation. He won the world U-20 championship with the national team two years ago in Columbia. He is set to take the place of Antonio Martínez, who is out on loan to Mirandés.