One simple line from Sao Paulo‘s president Paulo de Jesus Lopes has sparked one of the biggest transfer rumours of the summer. Brazil legend and current Real Madrid star Kaka is reportedly ready to quit the Bernabeu and consider a move to the Premier League.
The former AC Milan hero is ready to tell Real boss Jose Mourinho that he sees his future elsewhere after warming the bench for most of last season.
Lopes told O Globo In Brazil:
“Kaka has decided to quit Real Madrid”
and he also confirmed a move to Brazil is not an option by stating:
“He believes that England or remaining in Spain would be two interesting destinations for him.
Sao Paulo can’t afford him as his price-tag is astronomical and out of the reality of Brazilian football.”
So remaining in Spain is an option but what club, other than Barcelona, compares to Madrid? A long awaited move to the Premier League seems more likely.
But where are his potential English destinations?
TalkSport claim the usual big spenders are contenders as both Manchester clubs and Chelsea are on alert but they also claim Liverpool and Arsenal are pondering a move.
I can’t see Liverpool having the resources to come up with a transfer fee and wage demands of Kaka and an established legend moving to Arsenal? Seems unlikely to me.
This leaves only the Manchester Clubs and Chelsea to fight over the superstars signature. United certainly need a creative and goalscoring midfield player so this seems a realistic move for both parties but can they outbid City and Chelsea in a transfer war?
City are obviously being linked with most players these days but I think even Kaka may struggle to hold down a first team place in their squad.
So on to Chelsea, they have long been known as admirers of Kaka, and it’s thought that the Blues attempted to sign him before Madrid succeeded in summer 2009. Chelsea reportedly made a fresh attempt to bring him to Stamford Bridge in the 2011/12 winter window, but the Brazilian’s agent insisted he would only make any potential transfer in the summer.
With seemingly missing out on Tottenham’s Luka Modric, Chelsea are in the market for a creative midfield player also and Kaka not only offers this but also a goal-scoring threat as in top form he can net double figures with ease.
In all honesty, and although I would love to see Kaka at Chelsea, I feel the best move for him out the three may be Manchester United. Sir Alex would certainly get the best out of him and he fills a real need in Uniteds midfield which would result in almost guarenteed game time.
I like to add though, if new Spurs boss AVB is serious and wants to splash some of the Modric money OR work out a player-exchange deal then Spurs could be a realistic destination and like at United, Kaka would slot straight into the Modric position.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!