Record Setting Kaka Bid Good For Soccer?
What global recession?
Record setting transfer bid sparks debate on how much is TOO much.
The fact that the "Kaka transfer bid rumour" has now grown into a fully fledged deal on the table is remarkable. If completed, this transfer would smash all previous record amounts for transfers. In the midst of a slowing global economy, it makes even less sense.
Manchester City boss Mark Hughes has predicted the club's remarkable £100m bid to buy Kaka will take time to conclude because of its complexity.
Milan have given Kaka permission to discuss the record transfer with City, with the Italian club's owner Silvio Berlusconi fearing Kaka will go.
"The scale is too large and there are too many elements to it," Hughes told BBC Sport after City's win over Wigan.
"We're a millions miles away from actually concluding the deal."
Kaka's father and advisor Bosco Leite is due to arrive in Italy on Monday to discuss the potential deal.
Certainly there will be tons of reports over the coming days until the transfer window closes on Feb. 2nd. Whether or not it is completed or not, the fact that this deal is EVEN BEING DISCUSSED is beyond all financial comprehension. Fans on both sides will make their arguments. Sure Kaka is a great talent. But at what price? Hopefully cooler heads will prevail.
If this deal is completed, it will raise the bar so significantly, so high that other teams will feel the need to respond. The gap between the "have's" and "have nots" of the industry will grow and surely the frustration from fans will as well.