As the football world wets its collective pants over the proposed transfer of Kaka to Manchester City for the ice cold (even for the sub-zero climate of the world's current economy) sum of €110 million euros, this relatively continent writer has instead elected to take a look at the fallout a potential Kaka switch to Manchester would ignite.
If Man City gets its man, the initial fanfare and hype will eventually subside into questions that Mark Hughes may find himself unable to answer such as how to fit Kaka into the formation or perhaps more importantly how to build the formation to fit around Kaka? Manchester City have shipped thirty goals in twenty games and signing a third Brazilian number 10 isn't any sort of solution for their defensive shortcomings.
At the end of the day though, the Eastlands is welcoming the arrival of a man who only the season before last was being heralded as the best in the world so Blues fans are definitely coming out on top. Man City's owners however, might have the millions lost come back and bite them in the same manner the financial ruin vampire has bitten a certain Roman Abramovich.
At the other end of the spectrum is Italian super-club AC Milan who are losing possibly the greatest player to wear their kit this decade. However, the €110 million euros should soften the blow and also bring in some new blood to rejuvenate a Milan side that is currently captained by a 40 year old man.
Also, look for everyone's favorite bucktoothed Brazilian Gaucho to once again start showing off a bit of that Barcelona form now that Kaka has left for England. The rejuvenation of Ronaldinho may yet turn out to be the biggest positive that Milan fans can take away from this whole Kaka fiasco.
At long last let's take a look at the man himself. If the deal does go through, Kaka will stand to make a million dollars biweekly (95 times as much as the incoming U.S. President Barack Obama) to kick a ball around.
Kaka is reportedly demanding an escape clause in his contract that will allow him to leave if the Blues haven't qualified for the Champions League by 2010 so he need not worry about languishing at a dead end club for the rest of his career just in case you were worried about the so much-more-handsome and-talented-than-the-rest-of-us bi-weekly millionaire.
If all goes according to plan (and these things very rarely do), the greatest transfer in football history will go through by the end of the month and when it does, I for one can't wait to see what happens afterwards.
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