Bye Bye Babies: Morata & Casemiro Move On

20 Jul

As we mentioned on Friday, Morata has headed off to Juventus (more on that in a bit) but it’s also now been confirmed (as we also suspected) that Casemiro has left Madrid. He’s off to Porto on a season long loan with an option to buy at the end of it.

Casemiro_DragaoIt was announced on their website and they seem delighted to have him. He will be presented for the first time as a Porto player on Saturday. He did leave a goodbye letter to Madridistas though.


Letter from Casemiro

Dear Madridistas:

I am starting a new phase away from the club that has felt and will feel my own for life.

When I left Sao Paolo to come to Castilla I understood what it means to wear the Real Madrid colours and I knew that I had arrived at the club that would change my life.

I have experienced unforgettable and historic moments like the Décima, the coveted tenth Champions League title… A thrilling Copa del Rey… And of course, my unforgettable debut with the first team in an official game as an academy player…

I have felt loved and supported by the chairman, the Board of Directors, my team-mates, all the coaches and management teams I have worked with, all the club staff and, of course, the magnificent fans. Everyone has taught me a lot about the values of Real Madrid, which will go with forever in my professional career and life in general.

I am going to another great European club, Oporto, where I am already, from the first moment, feeling the warmth and support of its people. I will try to grow there knowing that I will give my all, and so that everyone who has loved, supported and respected me while wearing the Real Madrid shirt feels very proud of me.

Thank you all for showing me your warmth and sincere affection. You will always be in my heart.

¡Hala Madrid!

::sniffle:: I hate this time of year. Alvaro also left us a letter. WAH! The only bright spot is that there’s a buy back clause in his contract.



A letter from Morata

To everyone at Real Madrid:

I would like to thank you for everything you have given me since I arrived at Real Madrid.

I joined this club as a boy and you have looked after me and nurtured me like a family. I go away with the affection of the fans, who always supported me, in the good and the not-so-good times. I go away with the friendship and professionalism of my team-mates and coaches, every last one of them; all of them are an essential part of my career and helped me grow from day to day to become what I am. In my heart I have the affection of all the people who work at this club, especially those at Ciudad Real Madrid, where I was welcomed like a son six years ago and they educated me and trained me with the same zeal as if they were my parents.

I want to thank the chairman, Florentino Pérez, and his Board of Directors, who have always backed and supported me, and who have now allowed me begin a new adventure at another legendary club of European football.

From the first day I felt equally as passionate about this shirt whether in defeat or victory. I go away with the values of this club: camaraderie, solidarity, hard work, dedication… and always fighting to the end, as we were taught by the great legends of Real Madrid, especially Alfredo Di Stéfano. His final match was also the last one I played in this shirt and I will never forget that.

I don’t know what I leave for each of you and for Real Madrid. I just want you to know that I gave everything always because it’s what this club demands and why it is so great.

An infinite and eternal hug for all at Real Madrid.

¡Hala Madrid!

The Juventus website has gone whole hog on the Morata pictures featuring his arrival, medical, first photo shoot/presser and training. There’s even a video.

And our much hoped for bromance with Fernando Llorente appears to have already kicked off. Promising!

– Lozil

4 Responses to “Bye Bye Babies: Morata & Casemiro Move On”

  1. M July 20, 2014 at 11:41 pm #

    *sobs* Nooooooooooo!!!

    I want our babies back!!

  2. jellyace July 21, 2014 at 5:59 am #

    OOOOOOooooooohhhhhh Noooooooooo! Una is gonna be one sad mama missing her beloved ABMM!!!

    I wish them well and lots of playing time. Hopefully, in a couple of years, they’ll be back, better than ever!

    But for now…boo hoo hoo!

  3. mygypsyspirit July 21, 2014 at 6:11 am #

    I’m going to miss Morata a lot. I love love love him. But I’m excited for his opportunity. The opportunity to bromance with Llorente that is!

  4. CinematiqueChic July 21, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    My baby 😦 Even though this has pretty much been news for a few weeks I’m still not used to it.

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