Manchester City has reportedly raised their bid for Kaka to £243 million in the hopes of securing the Brazilian attacking midfielder from AC Milan, according to The Sun newspaper.
The £243 million deal breaks down to:
£108 million for AC Milan.
£108 million for the superstar’s wages including taxes. Kaka will be paid a NET salary of £13.28m a year which breaks down to £255,000 a week take-home.
£27m in commission to brokers, middle-men and signing-on fees.
If AC Milan and Kaka can agree terms with Manchester City, the £13.28 million annual net salary will be close to Alex Rodriguez’s salary. The New York Yankees third baseman is paid £18.96 million gross per year.
The aggressive pursuit of Kaka by Manchester City owners Abu Dhabi United Group is sure to raise concerns at UEFA and FIFA headquarters. In the next few days expect Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini to publicly scorn the move by Manchester City, and how they’ll lament that City are ruining the game.
It seems that the only person who can stop Kaka from joining Manchester City is Kaka himself after AC Milan have given permission for Manchester City to speak with one of the world’s top footballers.
Despite the sickening salary offer, I would love to see Kaka join Manchester City. The player would add a much-needed flair to the Premier League as well as solidifying the league as the top in the world. It would also be a huge step to move City closer to breaking into the top four monopoly in the Premiership, and would add a ton of excitement to an already dramatic league.
For the Abu Dhabi United Group, it would be another trophy player to show the world they’re revolutionizing the game of football. By signing the Brazilian, the club is sending a message to the world that it means business and nothing is going to stop them from making their club the most entertaining team on the planet.
Sure, even if City acquires Kaka, the club has a long way to go and plenty of weakspots, especially in defense. Currently, the club sits just four points from the bottom of the Premier League and needs a massive influx of new players to resuscitate a dire team.
If Manchester City do pay £108 million to AC Milan, it’ll smash the most expensive transfer fee in football history when Zinedine Zidane joined Real Madrid from Juventus in 2001 for £46 million.
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