The young Brazilian midfielder Casemiro arrived at Real Madrid from São Paulo earlier this summer, after a loan spell in Castilla (Real Madrid B) last season.
He impressed the Spanish side when playing for their second team, and was bought under José Mourinho's management.
At only 21, Casemiro has been labelled as one of Brazil's future stars and also a hot prospect for Real Madrid's future.
Having already earned five caps for Brazil's first team squad it seems that Luiz Scolari rates him just as highly as his club.
With the lack of high-quality young centre-midfielders in Brazil's current squad, Casemiro appears, alongside Tottenham's new signing Paulinho, as the great name that can establish himself in the national side for years to come.
In this pre-season, Casemiro scored twice, one against Bournemouth and one against Lyon, and made impressive appearances for the "Merengue" side, showing all his quality and superb form.
Although he plays as a defensive midfielder, Casemiro is great when attacking as well, with powerful headers, nice passing and great shots. Basically, he is the ideal midfielder for a team that needs players that are good defensively but can also help their forwards.
In my opinion, he reminds me a lot from Germany international Sami Khedira, and should try to improve his football by using him as a role model.
It is well-known that Real Madrid's squad is one of the strongest in the world, but I think that Carlo Ancelotti should look at Casemiro as a possible long-term replacement for their midfielders and should give him more opportunities to show his quality and improve during this season.
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