A FORMER World Player of the Year, a Real Madrid ‘Galactico’ no less, who cost £56m last time he moved – could Kaka be the midfield menace that both Manchester United and Arsenal are angling for this transfer window?
With the imminent transfer of Spurs’ Gareth Bale to Real, and the news that Mesut Ozil is staying put, Brazilian attacker Kaka has made it clear he wants to leave Spain, and soon.
The news has put top clubs around Europe on alert, and despite the rumours that AC Milan is a likely destination, it’s clear that two of the Premiership’s big boys, Manchester United and Arsenal, could do with his services.
Since joining Old Trafford, David Moyes has been linked, albeit sometimes ridiculously, with a parade of talent – Cesc Fabregas, Thiago Alcantara, Marouane Fellaini, Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, even Bale.
What is clear from these rumours is that Moyes is in the market for a midfielder.
And at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger recapturing Mathieu Flamini, while a solid piece of business, is not the sort of transfer activity that the fans crave after a similar summer of disappointment.
With Kaka out of favour, hankering for a move from Real Madrid, the player should be within both’s budget, and there’s time to do a deal – could the Premier League have a new star player in the coming days?
HARRY Redknapp has hit back over rumours schemer Luka Modric is after a transfer.
It has reported that midfielder Modric is after a move to Chelsea – but Redknapp says his best players are not for sale.
The Spur manager said: “If Tottenham sell Luka then I feel it sends out a message that maybe Gareth Bale could leave and no one wants either to happen.
“I have seen that sort of thing before. West Ham decided to sell Rio Ferdinand and then all of a sudden they all seemed to go. That’s no good for any club.
“Tottenham need to keep their best players as well as add more quality to the squad if they want to mount a serious challenge for the title. Other top clubs raise the bar all the time and Spurs must keep pace. It’s as simple as that.”
If you were a Spurs fan, it would be nice to hear tough talking like this – but I would still be wary.
Should Modric leave, followed by the likes of Bale, Crouch, Van Der Vaart etc. etc. don’t be surprised to see ‘Arry himself heading out the door as well…