Luka Modric sends farewell message to Casemiro ahead of his Manchester United transfer

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Luka Modric has sent a farewell message to Casemiro via media outlet Marca ahead of the Brazilian’s move to Manchester United.

Modric wrote: “Dear Case, I still remember your debut with our club…. How nervous you were! I asked you to be calm and now I think about it and look how it turned out. What you have achieved! It was also my first season and neither of us could have imagined what soccer had in store for us.

“You have become a real leader. You have been one for your teammates and for madridismo. We will always remember you.

“We have won a lot together, but I’ll keep the moments that nobody sees. With the day-to-day work in Valdebebas. And above all with the jokes, because you were always in a good mood, even in moments of tension or when there were mistakes.

“Those laughs with you gave me peace of mind. Just like looking back and seeing you, knowing that there’s going to be a lot of ‘Njega-Njega’. You’ve been the best bodyguard in the world.

“I’m going to miss you, but I wish you the best. It’s what a professional and a person like you deserves.

“Thanks for everything and best of luck, my friend!”