Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Kaka Transfer Saga

Over the past few days, the news in the January transfer market in the BPL was about Kaka's possible move from San Siero to Manchester City. The offer was an absurd 120 million Euros. I do not even know how many zeroes that would contain, but all I know is that its a lot n lot of money.

At the end of it all, I am very happy that Kaka decided to stay at AC Milan. Money can bring you everything except loyalty. Here is a man committed to stay loyal to his club, his fans and supporters, and most importantly, to himself. It would be obvious to believe that he would have been tempted to move to Manchester City with this amount of money. I have always been a huge fan of Kaka the player. However, his decision has made me a fan of Kaka the person.

However, Milan should not escape criticism though. They have been tempted by the devil and, like Adam, they could not resist the juicy-looking apple. Its true that the money from the deal would have been used to get 3-4 excellent players to AC Milan and making the team stronger than before. However, the second symbol of Milan, after Paolo Maldini, was to be sacrificed for a pot of dirty money. So much for ethics! Had this deal gone through, it would have truly been the end of the beautiful game and the start of a dirty commercial market.

I feel there are many reasons why Kaka decided against joining Manchester City.Why on earth would a world-class player leave a huge club like AC Milan, who have been one of the top teams in Europe consistently for the past so many years, for a team languishing just 2 points above the relegation zone in the premiership? Also, if this deal would have gone through, the tag of "I belong to money" would have been on his shoulders for the rest of his lifetime. Milan fans have a special place for him in their hearts. More than any of this, there was one main reason why Kaka wanted to stay at Milan - his heart said so.

As far as Manchester City and its bloated rich sheikhs are concerned, it is a slap across their face. Do they really think that money will bring them trophies? The greed of money created one devil named Chelsea and its band of gloryhunters, we do not want another one. To win trophies, one needs dedication, commitment, discipline and desire. Not 120 million Euros!

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