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Rio Ferdinand has praised his old side's latest piece of transfer business after Manchester United confirmed they had reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the the signing of Brazilian midfielder Casemiro.
United this evening revealed they had reached an agreement to take Casemiro to Old Trafford in a deal worth £70million, and the world of football has been reacting to the news.
Ferdinand, who made over 450 appearances for United between 2002 and 2014, branded the midfielder as 'the type of player Man United need,' but went on to question the fee involved in the deal and Casemiro's ability to adapt.
Rio Ferdinand has welcomed Manchester United's signing of Brazilian midfielder Casemiro
Casemiro is close to joining Manchester United in a £70million deal from Real Madrid
'Wow, listen man... that's the type of player Man United need, the type of character Man United need more than anything,' Ferdinand said in a video posted on his "YouTube channel.
'He's the type of person, individual. Is he overpriced? Yes.'
Ferdinand did however heap praise on the five-time Champions League winner, who is set to sign a four-year deal at Old Trafford in the coming days.
'The positives I'll start with,' the 43-year-old added.
'First and foremost, the guy's a real winner, he knows how to win, he's been integral in everything positive about Real Madrid in recent years.
'[He has been] one of the main guys alongside the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Karim Benzema.'
The midfielder won five Champions League titles during his stay in Spain with Madrid
The Brazilian star arrives after a trophy laden career at Madrid - graphic from SofaScore
Casemiro's move is subject to the agreement of personal terms, but it seems Untied have finally found the midfielder they have been searching for all summer.
Erik ten Hag's side have been repeatedly rebuffed by several targets, first chasing Barcelona midfielder