KAKA RETURN RULED OUT
July 27, 2012
AC Milan transfer supremo Adriano Galliani has said that there is no way that AC Milan would be able to re-sign Kaka from Real Madrid. The Brazilian international left the club a few seasons ago for a transfer fee worth around £ 62 million, which briefly made him the world record signing only to be overtaken by Cristiano Ronaldo a few days later. However, he has struggled for form and fitness in his time at Real Madrid, which has prompted rumours that the Spanish club will be willing to cut their losses and sell the player. He has been linked with many clubs across the world, while AC Milan have also been mooted as a possible destination.
Kaka has always stated that he regarded AC Milan as his second home after he became a global star only at this club. Hence, it is thought that AC Milan will be looking to make a move for the Real Madrid midfielder knowing that they should sign a number of players in order to remain competitive this season. A number of high-profile players have left the club in the summer transfer window. Players like Gattuso and Nesta have left the club following the end of their contracts, while Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva have been sold for around £ 55 million.
“It will be very difficult. There are a thousand factors which could make this impossible. As always, the problem is money. Milan cannot afford to pay some wages, because Spain have a different tax system. The law there has changed but only for future contracts. The contracts that were already signed will stay as they were. That shirt is free for the moment,” said Galliani. Rumours of his return were prompted when many notice to the fact that the number 22 shirt has been left free.
KAKA MIGHT LEAVE
June 27, 2012
Real Madrid midfielder Kaka looks set to finally bring an end to his stay at the Santiago Bernebeu after admitting that he could leave the Spanish club in the summer. The former AC Milan midfielder has struggled with a lot of injury problems since his then-world record £ 62 million move from the Italian club a few seasons ago. He has been largely overshadowed by the £ 80 million striker Cristiano Ronaldo. The significant number of knee troubles he has faced in the last couple of seasons has also not helped the matter for the Brazilian. He has now lost his place in the international team as well.
There has been a lot of speculation linking him with a move to Chelsea when there were managed by former AC Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti. Since the departure of the Italian, Kaka has been increasingly linked with a move to French club PSG. They seem to be the destination as the days pass due to the fact that they remain the only club with the financial muscle of being able to afford a player like Kaka. The 30-year-old is coming to the end of his career, and he has revealed the possibility of playing at the club back in Brazil in the near future.
“It is possible that I could leave Madrid this summer. I don’t know yet. If this was to be the case then I would want to play for another big European club and try to win titles again. Then I’d like to finish my career in Brazil,” said Kaka in response to the questions regarding his future. Despite his problems, he is expected to cost around £ 30 million. He is also currently one of the top earning football players in the world right now.