History will be made, if this transfer actually goes through. Brazilian superstar and AC Milan golden boy Kaka is reportedly on the radar for Man City, and boy, are they willing to pay for him!
Man City are willing to pay a whopping one hundred million pounds for Kaka, which will be, by far, more than any club has ever paid or even offered for a footballer. And Man City have the money to do it too. With their owner Sheikh Mansour pouring money into the club, what Man City do in the January transfer window has been probably the biggest talking point in the world of football, off the pitch.
Top Man City executives reportedly met their Milan counterparts, and the offer they put on the table for the 2007 World footballer of the year, just seems irresistible, even for a big club like Milan.
The 26 year old attacking midfielder, who joined the club from Sao Paulo in 2003, has been a crowd favorite ever since his arrival, setting the stage on fire every time he played. He has scored 62 goals in 171 matches for Milan, and his talent has been an undeniable attraction for all clubs.
In the past, there have been plenty of offers made by several clubs for Kaka. But each time Milan have laughed off the offer saying he is priceless. Will they reject this offer too? It's anybody's guess.
If we analyse his chances of staying at Milan, we will only make it harder. Kaka is not just another player for Milan. Not only has he been at the heart of Milan's offensive tactics but his excellence has also shone time and again, in Italy as well as on the European stage.
Kaka has won the Serie A title, the Italian Super Cup, and the UEFA Champions League with Milan, and has a special bond with his fellow players and the Rossonerri fans.
Will Milan be ready to let go a proven performer, especially now when they are nine points behind the league leaders Inter? He is comfortable in Italy, so much in fact that he even took Italian citizenship in early 2007. Besides, will he want to make a move to a club which are struggling for form themselves? Chances are bleak that he will get to taste European action next season if he joins Man City.
On the other hand, recently he has been sidelined. With the arrival of superstars like Ronaldinho and Beckham, and the emergence of the prolific Pato, he is no longer the only one who gets the spotlight.
Furthermore, who wouldn't want to play in the best league in the world? With more big names set to join the club this January, Man City might just turn out as a dream team. Can Kaka refuse this opportunity for the sake of his bond with Milan?
As expected, none of the parties have made any official statements. But if this transfer goes through, it will be the biggest thing to hit the footballing world for some time!
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