- Title: Real Madrid to take on Manchester City in southern California
- Date: 26th July 2017
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (JULY 25, 2017) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) REAL MADRID MIDFIELDER, CASEMIRO, SAYING: "We want him here and Cristiano should be here with us because he is a very important player for us and we are waiting for him with open arms because we need him here." CAMERAMAN (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) REAL MADRID MIDFIELDER, CASEMIRO, SAYING: "It is clear that Neymar is a player that could be important for any team but he is a Barcelona player and of course here (at Real Madrid) he would be important but he is for Barcelona and we can't forget that." MORE OF REAL MADRID TRAINING AT UCLA MIDFIELDER TONI KROOS BEING LED AWAY ON GOLF CART AFTER TRAINING SESSION FORWARD GARETH BALE LEAVING TRAINING PITCH BALE SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS VIEW OF REAL MADRID CLUB PRESIDENT FLORENTINO PEREZ ZIDANE LEAVING AND GETTING INTO GOLF CART CASEMIRO GETTING INTO GOLF CART TO LEAVE TRAINING SESSION REAL MADRID GOALKEEPER KEYLOR NAVAS REAL MADRID JERSEY WITH SIGNATURES REAL MADRID DEFENDER DANI CARVAJAL MORE OF SQUAD LEAVING TRAINING SESSION
- Embargoed: 9th August 2017 00:41
- Keywords: Toni Kroos Zinedine Zidane Keylor Navas Casemiro Soccer Manchester City Gareth Bale Florentino Perez Dani Carvajal Real Madrid
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES/PARIS, FRANCE
- City: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES/PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: USA
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0036R7WBB3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro kept reporters guessing on Tuesday (July 25) when questioned about transfer rumors involving French prodigy Kylian Mbappe.
When asked if Mbappe would be a good fit a Real Madrid, Casemiro said he could only comment on players who are already part of Real Madrid. Spanish sports publication Marca reported that Mbappe's club Monaco and Real Madrid had agreed a deal in principle worth $186,000 for the 18-year-old's transfer.
Addressing reporters a day before Real Madrid face off in an international friendly against Manchester City in Carson, California, Casemiro also spoke about the importance of Cristiano Ronaldo to the Real Madrid squad.
Casemiro was also quizzed about whether Barcelona's Neymar would play well at Real Madrid.
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