GALATASARAY CHASE KAKA
Galatasaray will not be in the race to sign the Real Madrid midfielder Kaka according to the chairman of the club. It has emerged in the last couple of days that Turkish club Galatasaray will be making a stunning move for the Real Madrid midfielder Kaka. The former world player of the year has been shadow of his former self in the last three seasons due to a number of injury problems. As a result, the Spanish club are willing to cut their losses by selling the player. The 31-year-old is expected to cost around £ 25 million, which has been the major deterrent factor for many clubs.
Kaka has been left out of the first two matches of the la Liga season by the Real Madrid manager José Mourinho. As a result, it has been rumoured that he is getting closer towards a permanent move away from the Santiago Bernabeu. Galatasaray were the unlikely destination for the former AC Milan star. However, it appeared that they were closer to negotiating a deal, but the chairman of the club recently confirmed that Kaka will not come to Turkey. However, the Galatasaray chairman said that he wants the club to bring in a few more players before the close of the transfer window.
“What is Kaka going to do in this team? Do I really have much of a need for him? We will work in co-ordination with [coach] Fatih Terim to bring important players into the squad. If needed, new reinforcements could be made. We are looking at alternatives at left-back,” said the Galatasaray president Unal Aysal in a recent interview. Galatasaray will be playing against Besiktas in the Istanbul derby, which is one of the fiercest matches in all of Europe. Galatasaray will be hoping to start to the defence of their title from this match.