Straight from the dark heart of Italy
It’s no surprise that Manchester City are likely to make a world-record transfer bid for Ricky Kaka.After all, the Brazilian is the best player in the world, isn’t he?As pointed out in previous blogs, the dynamic at AC Milan has changed since Ronaldinho’s arrival and it’s been clear for some time that the pair are no longer the perfect fit.
"Interesting... very interesting"
Just last Sunday, while David Beckham was going about his job in an unfussy manner – just what was all the fuss about his debut anyway? It’s not as if he had forgotten how to play football since moving to America – Kaka and Ronaldinho were cat-fighting over a bit of turf out on the left flank.
Kaka’s superior pace ensured that he exploited AS Roma’s rickety right side, leaving Ronie to shake his ever-expanding booty in disgust.So, Man City arrive in town, apparently with their sights set on Nelson Dida and Rino Gattuso, otherwise known as a cunning ploy to get their feet under the table for a chat with Adriano Galliani.Of course, the Rossoneri club are officially in “no comment” mode, although Silvio Berlusconi could not allow the moment to pass without a word or three despite denying he knew anything about three English gentlemen turning up at his club’s headquarters.“I hope that Kaka is not for sale,” purred the president, muddying the waters as usual. Note, “I hope” rather than “He’s not for sale” like when Real Madrid and Chelsea came calling.There are further compelling reasons why Milan may now take a more pragmatic approach to their prize asset.There is a need to strengthen the defence and Philippe Mexes of AS Roma has already declared he would be “honoured” to play for Carlo Ancelotti’s team.But the Frenchman is not going to come cheap: more like something in the region of 15million euro.Then, there is Yoann Gourcuff who is showing the sort of form at Bordeaux that is definitely worth nurturing back at Milanello next season.
Gourcuff: On fire for the French
The 22-year-old has been saddled with the “new Zidane” tag for long enough and now is the time for Milan to invest in the future.
Take the Gulf cash, pension off the old guard and build a new side capable of winning the league and dominating in Europe.Offers like these don’t come around very often, although if City have offered 100million there's no harm in trying to wring a further 50m out of them is there.
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Couldn't agree more Riccardo. I don't think he will leave to join City as they cannot offer CL football for some time at least. However if they offer say,£70m then Milan should consider it.Whatever they do they MUST make sure that they fleece those clowns for every penny they can. Benzema,Frey,Clerc,Cigarini,Zapata and Mexes could all be signed with that money,plus Gourcuff back too. It would be interesting to see which Milan fans would pick: Kaka,or the players I've just listed. Its definitely the latter for me,despite the fact he is an outstanding player.
Cash-in ? NO WAY!
Simply put, kaka is milan! A milan team without kaka is a severely weak team. 'Dinho cant fill the void that would be left by Kaka. Look over the games 'Dinho has played for milan and you can see he lacks the ability to run into space or even beat his man.
The only person that could fill kaka's void is messi... and there is no chance barca would let him go.
The money being offered would be great... as we could invest into other players.... but whats the point in that.. when we would be losing a world class player.
Oh yea, we dont need to sell kaka to bring back gourcuff... we just have to hope that Bordeaux do not meet the release cause in his contract.
If we were really interested in a player like cigirani then we would hve got him this season... i mean he ended up at Atalanta hardly a team that is loaded with money. Zapata currently we could afford if wanted to... i mean we managed to sign 'dinho didnt we ?
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