Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro believes Paul Pogba and Neymar are capable of doing well for any team in the world.
Los Blancos are set to bolster their squad with world class signings in the summer after a disappointing campaign and the high-profile duo are among those rumoured to ply their trade for the capital club next season.
While Casemiro remained neutral regarding the rumours and maintained that Pogba is a Manchester United player, he did admit that the Frenchman is compatible with any club.
“Pogba is compatible with any team because he’s a great player,” Casemiro explained at a Q&A hosted by Nordic Life, according to Marca.
“He would be welcome if he arrives. However, he’s not here and we have to respect Manchester United.”
The midfielder was also asked about his thoughts on the possible transfer of his Brazilian team-mate Neymar to Madrid. Again, Casemiro shied away from fuelling any rumours, but mentioned that Neymar would do well at any club.
“You have to ask the president,” he replied. “He’s a great player, but you must ask the president and Neymar himself.
“A player of his quality would be incredible in any team, but you have to respect PSG.”
The Welshman has been linked with a move away from the Spanish capital almost constantly since joining six seasons ago.
Expected to take up the mantle of star player and leading goalscorer this season after Cristiano Ronaldo‘s departure last summer, Bale has instead endured another injury-hit season.
This season has also seen reports of Bale being an aloof and isolated figure in the Madrid squad, and he has been openly called out by team-mates for his inability to integrate properly.
Madrid were hoping to make a profit on the winger, who turns 30 this summer, but have supposedly abandoned that condition in order to cut their losses on the player.
Rakitic has been linked with a summer exit as Barca look to revamp their midfield with an eye to the future.
The 31-year-old is reportedly a target for United, who got an up-close look at the Croatia midfielder during Wednesday’s 1-0 loss, but Inter have been linked with both Rakitic and compatriot Luka Modric since last summer.
Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio was at Old Trafford to watch Rakitic in action.
Ausilio was also hoping to see United right-back Matteo Darmian, who is set to leave the Premier League club this summer. However, the Italian was left on the bench.