Former world player of the year Kaka could be on his way out of the Bernabeu after only one season. The 28 year old has struggled for fitness since joining Los Blancos last summer and with Jose Mourinho taking over as Madrid’s new coach and a host of new acquisitions expected to arrive, the Brazilian might find himself relegated to the bench.
The world’s second most expensive player has been consistently linked with a move to the EPL with Chelsea and Manchester city being his most likely destination.
Ever since his move to the Spanish giants, Kaka has lived under the shadow of team mate Cristiano Ronaldo. A bout of injuries and a lack of fitness have been the main reason for his under par performances and this is a major reason why Mourinho is ready to sacrifice him for Weder Bremen’s Mesut Oezil.
We all know that Mourinho is a tactical genius and his techniques and strategies rarely fails, however, i think that Mourinho might be wrong in this scenario. It is very normal for players to take time to adapt to new surroundings and team mates.
Moreover, the pressure that was on Kaka to replicate his Milan form with Madrid compounded his fitness problems. Kaka’s former coach Carlo Ancelotti has always been a huge fan of the Brazilian and although he ruled out a move for the star, a transfer deal between the two clubs cannot be ruled out.
In the last season alone, Kaka earned $13.13 million making him the 5th highest earning player for 2009/2010. With such huge wage demands, it will be hard for any other team expect City and Chelsea to match that.
With the world cup over and no with prospects of being called up again to the national team, Kaka should fully concentrate on his club career. At 28, he is still very young and very talented. In my opinion, moving to England might not be his best option as all Brazilians who move to the EPL rarely do well (Kleberson, Lucas) just to mention a few.My advise to Mourinho would be to keeep him at least for another season then see what to do afterwards.
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