Real Madrid will give a second chance to Casemiro. The club told Porto on Monday that they will activate the buy-back clause included in last season’s loan deal for the Brazilian player. It means Madrid will pay €7.5 million to welcome the midfielder back after his year in Portugal.
Porto paid €1 million for his loan move last season but in the contract was a clause in which the Portuguese club could sign the player permanently for €15 million. In turn, Madrid also included a buy-back option. The terms are that Madrid can cancel Porto’s option to buy for €7.5 million. Last Thursday Porto activated that clause and have been waiting for Madrid to decide whether they will activate their own buy-back option. Benítez has given his approval to the deal and the club told Porto on Monday that they would welcome Casemiro back.
Wanted. The return of the midfielder is good news for Real Madrid, as highlighted in the poll carried out on AS.com last Friday. In it, 79 per cent of AS.com users said they wanted Casemiro to return to Madrid after a successful season in Portugal. Attention is drawn to the significant money Madrid will throw at a player who is already theirs, however. As well as the €7.5 million Madrid will pay to get their man back in the Spanish capital, Porto will receive another €7.5 million if Madrid transfers the player, or includes him as part of a deal, to another club.