Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti reveals the replacements for Casemiro

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Brazilian midfielder Casemiro left Real Madrid for Premier League club Manchester United this summer in a deal worth £70million.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed the replacements for Casemiro.

He said: “The players show us the way according to their attributes. Camavinga played in that position last year and Kroos is extremely reliable. It will depend on how we approach the fixtures.

“If we have a game under control, Kroos can give us so much because he’s so clean with his passing. If there is less control in the game and we need energy, then for that we’ve got Camavinga and Tchouameni. Tchouameni has shown his quality. He’s a wonderful midfielder, highly focused on what he has to do and he’s been an incredible signing by the club. He’s young and he has to grow.

“Our squad is very strong in the middle of the park because we have a bit of everything. We’ve got the young lads, energy, quality, intelligence and positioning. We’re in great shape there but the difficult thing is choosing which three start a game. That said, it’s not too important because with the options we have in midfield, we can switch our game up at any time.

“We’ve mainly been weighing up the departures because the transfer window was over for us as soon as we signed Tchouameni. We haven’t thought about signing anyone else. We’ve discussed certain situations, like with Casemiro or Asensio.

“The window is closed now and this is the squad. I’m very pleased because I’ll have players at my disposal who were thinking about leaving. There are several players in the squad heading into the last year of their contracts and that’s not a problem for anyone.”