Arsene Wenger looks to bring Bernabeu star to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal plan audacious bid to bring Kaka on loan
ARSENE WENGER is plotting an audacious bid to take Kaka on loan from Real Madrid after key members of the Frenchman’s backroom team told him he must make a marquee summer signing.
Close allies of the Arsenal boss urged him to bring in a big-name star during a meeting at the club’s London Colney training complex last week.
And, on the back of that gathering, Wenger has made an enquiry about the former world player of the year.
The 29-year-old is available after Real boss Jose Mourinho told the Brazilian international he was no longer part of his plans at the Bernabeu.
Now president Florentino Perez, who was instrumental in the £56m signing of Kaka from AC Milan two years ago, has agreed to sanction a loan deal – providing any interested party agrees to pay all of the player’s wages.
It was that news which sparked Arsenal’s interest and they will now see if a deal can be done.
SOURCE: The People
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Could this deal really come to fruition, well a number of issues would appear to stand in the way of the loan capture of Real Madrid attacking midfielder Kaka. Firstly at 29 he doesn’t exactly fit the criteria of a usual Arsene Wenger style signing and secondly his wage demands would create a great deal of consternation within the Gunners dressing room and could have ramifications on the club’s wage ceiling.
However the Brazilian international does seem likely to leave Real Madrid as the likes of Mesut Ozil, Nuri Sahin and Angel Di Maria stand in the way of the former AC Milan and regular first team football. Perhaps most importantly is a move to Arsenal going to appeal to Kaka especially given the turmoil the club is currently in.
With Cesc Fabregas and Gael Clichy gone and Samir Nasri very likely to follow them out the Arsenal exit, Wenger really has to get his skates on and make a number of summer signings that could help the club challenge for major honours again. Two games into the Premier League season and things don’t look too good. Zero goals scored and two very limp performances have left the supporters feeling that a seventh successive season without silverware is on the cards.
One would imagine the first issue to deal with is the club’s defence. Injury to Laurent Koscielny yesterday led Wenger into having to give Ignasi Miquel his first ever Premier League start. Thomas Vermaelen is the club’s most reliable defender but himself spent most of last season out injured. and Johan Djourou and Sebastien Squillaci are out leaving Arsenal with very few options at the back.
Even with the possible loss of Nasri it would seem that resolving defensive issues would come before the possible move for players in the attacking third. Arsenal continue to be linked with Eden Hazard and the Lille man would appear to be a more realistic long term solution than a hugely unlikely move for Kaka.