Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is reportedly willing to swallow his pride and offer Brazilian midfielder, Kaka for a reduced price of roughly €10 million, a €55 million loss after buying the player from AC Milan in 2009 for €65 million.
Manager Jose Mourinho spoke to the player and told the Brazilian that he will not be featured in the club’s plans for next season, as they continue to look for a possible suitor, while at the same time continue negotiations with his successor, Tottenham’s Luka Modric.
The feeling is mutual in that Kaka wants to leave Spain also. According to the Sao Paulo President Paulo de Jesus Lopes Kaka is unhappy with his lack of playing time.
“Kaka has decided to quit Madrid,” Paulo de Jesus Lopes said in an interview to O’Globo. “He believes that England or remaining in Spain would be two interesting destinations for him. Sao Paulo can’t afford him as his price-tag is astronomical and out of the reality of Brazilian football.”
The biggest problem for Real Madrid is that the transfer market has dried up for Kaka. Real were hoping Paris Saint Germain were still interested. But that was before the French side spent €65 million on Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic from AC Milan last week, effectively closing their summer transfer window.
Madrid have reportedly received offers from Brazil and China for the midfielder, but Kaka has rejected the offers considering the two countries to be minor leagues, as he desires to remain in Europe.
That leaves Spain and England as potential destinations for the former World Footballer of the Year. Kaka enjoyed his best seasons in a Milan short and Milan President Silvio Berlusconi has always dreamt of bringing Kaka back to Italy. At €10m, the transfer fee is within Milan’s price range, but Kaka would have to take a wage cut if he wants to return to Milan..
Kaka has been linked in the past with a move to Manchester City and Chelsea. He famously almost moved to Man City in 2009, when City offered a stunning £100 million to AC Milan for him, But Kaka decided to move to Real Madrid instead. City have moved on since then, and it would be difficult to see how Kaka would fit into the Man City midfield at the moment, where Nasri and Silva seem to play the role that Kaka likes.
Same with Chelsea, as the European Champions have invested heavily in attacking midfielders the last two seasons. Where would Kaka fit into the Chelsea team with Hazard, Mata and potentially Oscar all playing in his preferred roles.
Where do you think that Kaka will end up playing next season?