Real Madrid will no longer release a public statements when a player agrees to extend their contract, per a report in MARCA.
The club’s linchpin in midfield, Carlos Henrique Casemiro, is a case in point. The 28-year-old has apparently already signed a new deal months ago and will remain at the club until 2023. The renewal will see Casemiro’s wages rise from €4.85 million annually to €9 million.
Casemiro first signed for the club in the winter transfer window of 2013 at the age of 21 after being identified in Brazil with Sao Paulo FC. After six months, he earned direct promotion from Castilla to the first team under the orders of Carlo Ancelotti. After finding minutes hard to come by, the Brazilian was loaned out to FC Porto in 2014-2015 season. It was at Porto under Julen Lopetegui where he proved his value and earned a recall back to Madrid. From 2016 and on, he has been an indispensable player for Real Madrid. Many may argue that since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, no player is as important or as influential to Real Madrid’s game then the Brazilian. After an underwhelming season in 2019, Casemiro has rediscovered his best form and has been one of Madrid’s best players under Zidane. His renewal is a just reward for his on-field performances and professional attitude.