“He has never been a great player” – Liverpool legend Graeme Souness makes bizarre claim about Real Madrid legend

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Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has suggested Casemiro has never been a great player and was only lucky to be surrounded by great players during his time at Real Madrid where he won five Champions Leagues.

Souness does not think that the Brazilian midfielder warrants the £60-70 million price tag that United have shelled out.

“He was playing with great players. He’s not a great player. He has never been a great player,” Souness told talkSPORT.

“I see him as a steady Eddie who will help United be more solid in midfield.

“I don’t think he has got a great range of passing. I don’t think he is going help other people play.

“I think he was lucky to be in that Real Madrid team. I never look forward to watching Casemiro. Benzema, definitely. The other midfield players, definitely.

“I never thought, ‘I’m really excited to watch Casemrio play today’.”

“He is 30 years old and it’s 70 million pounds. Too much money. It is Manchester United all over again,” the Liverpool legend continued.

“Manchester United will pay a premium because it is Manchester United and the Premier League and people know it’s awash with money.

“But I don’t see him making them any better when they have the ball.”