Manchester United have opened up negotiations to sign Kaka from Real Madrid this summer according to Spain’s AS.
The 31-year-old has gone public with his desire to leave the Santiago Bernabeu and his agent, who is also his father, has reportedly opened up negotiations with AC Milan, United and one other Premier League club with Kaka willing to take a 50% pay cut to ensure a move away from Spain this summer.
Once the holder of the Ballon d’Or and the world’s most expensive footballer after his £56m move to the Bernabeu in 2009, Kaka has fallen from grace after a tough three years of injuries in Madrid and he is not the same player that single handedly knocked United out of the Champions League back in 2006/7.
In 2011, United were linked with the Brazilian playmaker in a shock loan deal that never materialised but according to reports, we are in for him this summer. A few years ago, any United fan would have jumped at the opportunity to bring Kaka to Old Trafford but not any more.
Kaka is a shadow of his former self and wouldn’t improve our starting XI. With Rooney and Kagawa in the side, there is already plenty of competition for the #10 role in the squad without Kaka and he would get just as little game time at Old Trafford as he would if he were to stay in Madrid.
A move back to AC Milan looks the most likely option for Kaka following the Rossoneri’s decision to sell Kevin Prince Boateng to Schalke. David Moyes should not be looking at bringing in players who are on the way out of the game, especially those in positions we are already comfortable in.