As the Major League Soccer season comes to an end, eyes are already turning to next season. With David Beckham departing Los Angeles Galaxy, it seem that the Galaxy have turned their attention to Real Madrid midfielder Kaka as a replacement for the former English International.
Initially, suggestions that the Brazilian could join the American side seemed very optimistic. Considering Kaka has a high paying contract at one of the biggest clubs in the world it seemed ludicrous that he would pack up and leave Spain.
In actual fact, according to ESPN, Kaka's agent himself, denied rumours of an exit from the Spanish capital. Telling Lancenet (via ESPN) "For now, as it stands, he wants to stay in Europe. That might change but today, I don't know."
Despite this, recent comments in the media would suggest that perhaps Kaka is re-considering his options, especially considering the limited playing time he has received under the watch of Jose Mourinho.
Eurosport reports that as recent as Friday, David Beckham has been assisting Galaxy in trying to land the Brazilian International. The president of Galaxy's owners, Tim Leiweke, said:
We're well aware of Kaka's interest in MLS, and we in turn have made it very clear to him that he's aware of our interest in him.
The guy who introduced us to this player is David Beckham. David has done the yeoman's work on our behalf at introducing us, getting him comfortable, getting his family comfortable, talking about L.A. and the organisation.
In addition to this, current L.A. Galaxy player Robbie Keane has also expressed his desire to have Kaka join him in the MLS. Keane told reporters (via Goal.com)" "Someone like Kaka was only voted one of the best players in the world a few years ago," Keane said. "We welcome anyone with his stature and his ability to the Galaxy, but ultimately it's down to the boss."
Just last month, Kaka returned to Brazilian international duties after a two-year hiatus. Despite this, he is struggling to secure regular playing time at Madrid, potentially jeopardising continued appearances for the Selecao. A move to the MLS would guarantee playing time, but potentially see him fall out of contention for selection at the national level.
If a move abroad is necessary, perhaps steps to remain in Europe should be taken.
Do you think Kaka will move to the MLS? Will he make an appearance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup?