Manchester United have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Real Madrid to sign midfielder Casemiro.
United will pay £59.5m (€70m) for the 30-year-old. The transfer is subject to the agreement of personal terms, UK visa requirements and a medical.
Casemiro is expected to arrive in the UK in the next 24 to 48 hours to undergo a medical and sign a four-year contract with United, which has the option of a further year.
Real Madrid announced an “institutional act of homage and farewell to Casemiro” will take place at Real Madrid City on Monday morning, with the presence of club president Florentino Perez.
Casemiro joined Real Madrid in 2013 and won three La Liga titles and the Champions League five times.
Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed earlier on Friday that Casemiro was set to leave Real Madrid to pursue a “new challenge”.
“I talked to (Casemiro) this morning,” Ancelotti said. “He wants to try a new challenge, a new opportunity. I and the club understand it.
“With what he’s done at this club and the person he is, we have to respect it. There are talks right now, nothing is official, but he wants to leave. We wish him all the best in his next challenge.”
United’s interest in Casemiro comes amid the backdrop of the club’s fruitless pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.