Casemiro reveals when he made the decision to leave Real Madrid

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Casemiro has revealed that he knew he would leave Real Madrid as soon as he won a fifth Champions League title last season and is eager to challenge himself in the Premier League.

Asked when he decided to leave, Casemiro told reporters: “I spoke to my agents after the Champions League final, I knew it was the end.

“When you make a big decision in your life, it’s always important. I felt my journey here was over. After the holidays I had the same feeling.

“Now I am joining the biggest club in England, but I’ll always be a Real Madrid fan – and I’ll celebrate every goal! I’m the happiest in the world and I think history was made.

“I’m looking for new challenges, new goals. To try a different culture and club. I haven’t won anything there and I want to help the team like I did here. I’m full of hope.

“I had that feeling that the cycle was over. The Premier League is a competition that I love and I wanted to play there. I needed a change. I want to win the Premier League.”