Arsenal Linked With Kaka But Could Face Competition From Man Utd

By on August 30, 2013

Reports today are linking Arsenal with a move for Real Madrid playmaker Kaka – who has confirmed he wants to leave the Bernabeu this summer – but we could face competition from Manchester United.

The former World Player of the Year moved to Madrid from AC Milan for £54m in 2009 but his time in Spain hasn’t gone according to plan and a series of niggling injuries have hampered his progress.

Arsenal were strongly linked with a move back in 2011 when we looked to replace Cesc Fabregas but a supposed loan move rebuffed by Real.

Wenger is believed to still be a fan and the Daily Star claim that we could be set to offer the 31-year-old a fresh start after Kaka confirmed he wanted to leave Madrid this summer. Speaking on Thursday, he said:

“I want to leave. I think now is the right moment for me and for the club for me to leave amicably.

“I have spoken to Ancelotti and with the club, they all know.

“Things are difficult for me now in the team, and the club knows what I want.

“It’s my obligation to work and keep training, but my father is already working to see if something comes up. I think it’s the best thing for me and the club.” [source: Star]

The newspaper doesn’t indicate whether we’ll look for a loan move or a permanent deal, but they do suggest we could face stiff competition from United with David Moyes looking to add some creativity to his midfield.

We’ve been linked with a number of Madrid players in recent weeks including Benzema, Ozil, Casillas and Di Maria, so I’m thinking this report is simply adding Kaka to the list. If Wenger is interested in the Brazilian, I’m hoping he’s only considered if we can’t do deals for any of the other attacking players Madrid are looking to flog in order to raise money to fund their ridiculous move for Bale.

Sure, Kaka may still have a lot to offer but he’s a spent force. His best days are behind him and with injuries an issue and him being the wrong side of 30, it’s just not worth the risk in my opinion.

But beggars can’t be choosers right now and if we still haven’t signed anyone come deadline day, I’d most likely bite your hand off if you offered me Kaka.

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 Would you take Kaka? Or are there better options available?


  1. Previgo

    August 30, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Sign him as a squad player only after we have spent close to £80m on our main targets

  2. John

    August 30, 2013 at 10:01 am

    The two clubs that haven’t spent this summer are linked to the only player at Madrid who has stated he wants to leave. shock but if I was Wenger I would sign him because he is still better then what Arsenal have in there squad and would improve the first team.

  3. John

    August 30, 2013 at 10:06 am

    plus he could be to us what Berbatov has been to Fulham. A guy struggled and looks a spent force and signed for Fulham and looks a completely new player.

  4. Tony C.

    August 30, 2013 at 10:19 am

    I’d definitely sign this guy if the price is right. We badly need to bolster the defence too. I am satisfied with the strike force when they are all fit though.

  5. Dave James

    August 30, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I think Kaka could offer us something and help the squad mentality.
    Jackson Martinez of Porto is still out there and has a “release clause”
    Today would seem to be a critical day for anyone.
    I would test Man Utd resolve with a £38million bid for Rooney.

  6. arse fan

    August 30, 2013 at 10:30 am

    For godsake.wenger wont buy anyone over 30 unless his wage is 50k/week n below.we need wingers.no more cam or am or anyone in midfield.at least one more centreback n we are good to go.2wingers+1centreback. Di maria + mata + m.richards = trophy.total cost 70million.there u go.just do it ffs

  7. idowu tomi

    August 30, 2013 at 10:50 am

    i think united needs kaka more,arsenal signed flamini and they are loaded with enough midfielders.wenger should sign a striker an 2defenders atleast i dont think williams wil cost him more than 10m

  8. frank mpee

    August 30, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    wenger, pls we are close to transfer deadline. The transfer rumours are enough, all what we need is real action As Our north london neighbours have been able to sign almost 90% of every player they have been linked to.

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