Real Madrid Transfer News: Blancos Must Help Kaka Find New Club Before Deadline
Real Madrid should be working alongside Kaka to help facilitate a transfer before the window closes. The midfielder is no longer a major part of the plans at the Bernabeu and has made it clear he'd like an opportunity to play elsewhere.
The once coveted Brazilian star has struggled to maintain top form during his stay with Real Madrid. It's led to less playing time, and with no clear path to consistent action this season, ESPN FC passed along his comments about seeking an exit.
"I want to leave," Kaka said. "I think now is the right moment for me and for the club for me to leave amicably. I have spoken to Carlo Ancelotti and with the club, they all know.
"Things are difficult for me now in the team, and the club knows what I want. It's my obligation to work and keep training, but my father is already working to see if something comes up.
"I think it's the best thing for me and the club. We can only hope for a solution before this next Monday. My intention is to keep playing in Europe."
A report from the Metro states at least three clubs are tracking the situation. Premier League sides Manchester United and Arsenal along with the club where Kaka rose to stardom, AC Milan, are keeping tabs on him leading up to the deadline.
The news has alerted Manchester United and another top-flight English side—rumoured to be Arsenal—as well as Milan.
The 31-year-old made just 25 appearances for Madrid last season, scoring four goals and was not selected for Brazil's Confederations Cup campaign earlier this summer.
At this point, it makes sense for both sides to part ways.
Kaka was already having a hard time cracking the Real lineup on a consistent basis. Now that the Blancos have added even more depth to their midfield with Isco, Casemiro and Asier Illarramendi, there's even less room for the veteran Brazilian.
Moreover, it makes very little sense for Real to keep paying Kaka's wages when he would be spending most of his time on the bench. Add in the fact he clearly wants a chance to play regularly, and there's nothing keeping the sides together.
So Carlo Ancelotti and the Real brass should be working hard over the next couple days to find the best possible offers for him, starting with the aforementioned interested clubs. From there, they can let Kaka decide what his preference would be.
Where will Kaka end up?
While the short time frame will force quick action, it's actually a positive. As seen throughout the window with players like Gareth Bale and Wayne Rooney, among others, extended transfer sagas are nothing more than a distraction.
In this case, Real and Kaka can work together to identify the best options and quickly bring the entire ordeal to a conclusion. In a perfect world, that would mean moving the midfielder to another European club before the window shuts.
As always, figuring out the financial aspects of the deal with a high-profile player like Kaka will be the toughest part. But his desire to leave the Bernabeu should help that part of the equation, at least on the personal terms side.
Ultimately, there are always hurdles when it comes to transfer deals, but this situation seems to have far fewer than most. A quick and clean parting of ways seems reasonable as long as the rumored interest actually exists.
Real should do everything possible to work something out over the next few days.
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