The Possible Kaka Move and Some Other Notes
I have purposefully been waiting to type a new post hoping that there would be some official news on Kaka, which there has not been. Spanish and Italian media outlets were reporting last week that this was a done deal, and that Kaka would be moving to Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane, who is now a member of the Madrid front office, is claiming this is a done with a press conference scheduled for Monday.
With anything involving Real Madrid I don’t believe it until I see it. This is not the first time Kaka has been “on the verge of a move.” Last summer it was their pursuit of Cristiano Ronaldo. The transfer fee has been report to be in the neighbourhood of €65 million. Only when I read on the front page of AC Milan’s website that he is gone, will I recognize the transfer.
Speaking of AC Milan, they have parted ways with long time manager Carlo Ancelotti, and replaced him with 90’s Brazilian playmaker Leonardo. Leonardo had been a director for the club previous to this move. He is promising a more attacking and open style of play in Milan. Dunga has stated this move could rejuvenate the career of Ronaldinho, who languished on the bench at Milan during the Ancelotti era. Hopefully Leonardo will have control over the club’s transfers and be given the resources to bring in his type of players or else this will be a short coaching debut.
Finally, Cruzeiro 25-year-old forward Kleber has been tipped to join Liverpool, as Rafa Benitez continues to look for a successful pairing with Fernando Torres up top. Kleber has scored 3 goals early in this campaign.
I will post the Paraguay preview after this Sunday, along with a recap of the Uruguay match Saturday night.
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