Arsenal Signs Kaka, Nasri Stays And Qatar Freezes Over
Pretty much every half-decent footballer in Europe is being linked to The Gunners: Lille’s Eden Hazard, Marseille’s Lucho Gonzalez, Mathieu Valbuena and Andre Ayew, and Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vil.
Samir Nasri is doing his best to undo the legend that “ARSENE [Wenger] KNOWS” by not going to Manchester City – and only going there if if his preferred choice Manchester United don’t come and get him.
Says Wenger of the Nasri saga:
“I don’t know more than you about that.”
If Nasri goes he will over double his wages. Arsenal, you see, cannot compete with the likes of City and United in terms of pay packets. United trade on a debt of around £700m and City are backed by the GDP of an oil-rich nation.
Which brings us to Kaka – and the People’s story of the Real Madrid star:
However, an annual salary of around £9million, on top of a £30m transfer fee, has put off suitors including Chelsea, AC Milan and Paris St Germain, and that forced Real into a corner.
Paris St German are owned by the Qatari royal family. Chelsea are owned by a Russian oligarch. AC Milan are Kaka’s old club – so hearts may rule heads. But the true shocker is that with such rich clubs out of the running, prudent Arsenal will step in.
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… Wenger has the finances to cover Kaka’s demands, though they would break Arsenal’s pay structure.
In short: Kaka won’t be coming to Arsenal. Read all about it…