Kaka Talk Worrying

January 16, 2009 by
Filed under: Transfer Targets 

Manchester City is in a relegation battle. The owners and manager may not acknowledge it but those of us who have watched the club for a number of years are accustomed to the worry at this time of year. I’m really wondering why Hughes and the Abu Dhabi owners don’t simply pursue good domestic buys so the club can finish solidly mid table this season and then worry about splashy signings over the Summer. I’ve blogged a number of times on this subject. Wayne Bridge was a good signing: that’s the type of player that can enhance the squad: someone British who has experience playing football in England who can help the team safely glide towards a mid table finish.

Kaka for all his greatness, may not settle in right away and may provide more of a circus media wise which a club that is flirting with relegation cannot afford. I am surprised that Mark Hughes who understands British football well has not sought out more realistic and beneficial transfer targets.

Personally I think City may be dealing with a can of explosives. The team is not deep enough right now to ensure that relegation is avoided. The best players besides Robinho have all been young players like Caiecedo and Sturridge who are unproven over the long haul. I’d rather sign some more English vets like Bridge than chasing stars.  Not only does the squad lack quality and depth but also is constantly in flux which provides some less than professional footballers the excuse of not giving a full effort for 90 minutes or on the training ground.

The posts have been infrequent on this site the past week or so because quite frankly I’m waiting for something realistic to discuss, not outlandish bids for non English based players. Sadly, City has evidently chosen an unwise course forward.


One Comment on Kaka Talk Worrying

  1. Ash on Mon, 19th Jan 2009 1:25 am
  2. As a city supporter i can only offer my biased view, but i know this is an insane amount of money but given the fact that its on the table everyone else would choose the best of the best, Kaka provides it. I’ve seen Robinho at Eastlands and his touches and flair is worth every penny when compared to any player i’ve seen in the English league and Kaka is proven to be amongst Robinho’s level so i’d pay whatever it took to get him.

    Yes we need a bigger array of consistent players especially solid defenders but i don’t view the down to earth approach ‘stick to the UK’ approach as the best one especially with the resources available. Don’t forget city currently have in my view one of the best upcoming midfielders in the UK in Sturridge under their wing and who better to learn and master his game from then someone like Kaka. City have one of the best youth academies in the UK and imagine with a team of Kaka’s and Robinhos above them, imagine how good that is for England as a national team as i believe the England talent stream has gone stale, we’d have players training with the best and that can only be good.

    I think Kaka is a different person to what everyone is thinking he isn’t like Lampard or Terry and just basically wants a bigger paypacket he’ll see this as basically an oppurtunity, hes one of those players you come to love and respect because of his attitude to the game, i couldn’t think of a better to player to set an example.

    I would love to see City go for more British talent but if your looking at players who will consistently dominate games and help challenge the top of the league and win us the European Cup then name me one player that will do it, just look at the national team i can’t think of a single striker since Alan Shearer that can put the ball in the net, the talent in the UK just isn’t good enough when compared to the likes of Kaka, Robinho etc.

    I’ve also seen the financial rubbish people have been spitting out saying Kaka’s wage is ridiculous, yes it is ridiculous compared with nowadays terms but i mean come off it even todays footballers wages are blown out of proportion, 500k a week is no different to Lampards 150k a week in todays climate but no-one is moaning about that, Mark Lawrenson made me laugh most by saying people can’t afford to pay bills yet Kaka is on 500k a week, but considering 99% of Premiership players earn 1000% more than your average worker its total rubbish!!

    At the end of the day Kaka is a professional he’ll make his decision based on the future because thats all he can look to when it comes to this amount of money and City’s current situation and if he wants an oppurtunity of a lifetime i think this could be it.

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