Will Kaka Succeed With Real Madrid?
Brazilian star Kaka joined Los Galacticos from Milan prior to the start of the season in a staggering €68 million deal with is astronomical by all means. Real Madrid did pay more for Cristiano Ronaldo but that does not change the tremendous amount spent by Los Galacticos to acquire the services of the San Siro icon.
At one point this season, Kaka admitted he was relieved Ronaldo was signed for a higher fee as he was struggling to adjust to Spain’s la Liga. The Brazilian has still not hit stride and he seems to be having some difficulty blending in with the rest of the squad on the pitch. While with Milan he was at the fulcrum of the club’s attacking moves and he did not shy away from leading the club to glory in the Champions League in 2007. Kaka has won every major trophy available for football player and at 27-years-old he still has several years left in his tank.
Unfortunately for the talented player his move to Madrid has not met the expectations of the club and supporters. There were rumours linking him with a move back to Italy to Serie A’s fallen giants Juventus during the previous week and prior to that speculation landed him a potentially shocking return to Milanello.
He has scored three times in 14 appearances in la Liga as Los Galacticos trail Barcelona in la Liga standings while he did not feature in the failed Copa del Rey campaign. Kaka has the rest of the season to excel in both la Liga and the Champions League but the question remains whether he is comfortable playing for the club or if he would prefer a move away from Madrid? It is unlikely the Brazilian will admit he is unhappy or seeking a move because it will be seen as a failure. Only time will tell what Kaka’s next move will be.