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Kaka Too Expensive For Galaxy

kakaAnother transfer window comes and go and Kaká still remains at Real Madrid. This is the second consecutive transfer window that Kaka has tried to leave Madrid but has been unable to put together a deal that pleased all parties.

The biggest stumbling block appears to be Madrid president Florentino Pérez’s insistence that Kaka be sold for at least €25m. While AC Milan and the LA Galaxy are both reported to have made formal bids for Kaka in January, both bids were well short of Madrid’s asking price.

According to Marca, the Galaxy offered to pay Madrid €6m for Kaka and then pay the Brazilian what he is making in Madrid (€9m). But Madrid refused.

Couple of interesting points from the story. One is that the Galaxy made a formal offer for Kaka and that the former Ballon d’Or winner was interested in coming to play in Major League Soccer. A challenge that the Galaxy face with Kaka (and Frank Lampard too) is that they want to play in the World Cup in Brazil next year. And in order to do that, they need to be playing in a top European league, not MLS.

Secondly, that the Galaxy were willing to assume Kaka’s existing salary. €9m a year translates into over $12m a year. That is a massive salary and would be more than double what Thierry Henry makes with the Red Bulls. You could probably fund several MLS teams for a season or two on $12m.

What do you think about the Galaxy’s interest in Kaka? Do you think we will ever see him playing in MLS?