Reports from News of the World have suggested Sir Alex Ferguson is going to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, the reigning FIFA World Player of the Year, with Kaka who is the 2007 FIFA World Player of the year from AC Milan should Ronaldo demands a move to Real Madrid this summer.
Earlier Kaka was involved with a colossal bid of £100 million going from AC Milan to Manchester City which later broke down despite the deal being very close to completion.
The current transfer value for Kaka and Ronaldo at the current market price would be around £80-100 million each which is insanely high for any one player.
But Kaka and Ronaldo are not just any one player and perhaps they are the two most valuable commodities in football today in terms of their skill levels and their marketability.
If Man Utd decides to replace Ronaldo with Kaka, we will be seeing transfer fee records being smashed one by one this summer.
With only a handful of games remaining for the season, transfer talks for Ronaldo will be heating up by the day.
Sir Alex and the Real Madrid management have not been the best of friends this past few years with alleged attempts of Real Madrid to unsettle Ronaldo into joining the Spanish giants in the past.
Ferguson went as far as to call Ramon Calderon, the former Real Madrid president, a “dinosaur” and he has been buried referring to an issue allegedly created by Calderon for the new Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, who is expected to take charge this summer, to deliver Ronaldo to Spain when he takes over.
With Man Utd sitting atop the English Premier League division, it is hard to imagine Ronaldo wanting to leave after so much success with the ball club.
However, at the age of 24, Ronaldo has already spent six years in England achieving almost every club and individual honours that can be achieved.
A move to Real Madrid may be tempting for Ronaldo if he decides it is time to conquer Spain for his next career move.
Money will clearly not be an issue for Ronaldo as he would be offered close to £200,000 per week wherever his next move will be.
The backup plan of Kaka for Ronaldo will happen if the Portuguese winger confirms on a switch to Real Madrid in the summer creating a domino effect for elite clubs in Europe to bulk up for talents in order to stay competitive against each other.
The huge amount of transfer fee received for the winger if pocketed by Man Utd, will be sufficient in persuading AC Milan to part with Kaka if the amount is close to £80-90million.
This summer, expect huge amounts of money offers to be flying around Europe. One would not be surprised to see many clubs with wealthy owners such as Manchester City making enquiries about arguably the two most valuable players in the game today.
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