The New York Red Bulls have taken MLS by storm with a recent spree of moves that have landed them Sebastien LeToux and most recently Australian star Tim Cahill, but there is an even bigger star who the club apparently had its sights on.
Reports out of Spain have linked the Red Bulls with a move for Brazilian star Kaka. Spanish daily Marca presented a front-page spread on the link for the Real Madrid midfielder, who looks set to leave the Spanish champions.
Kaka could potentially make a return to AC Milan, where he starred before his move to Madrid. Milan is in need of some star power after selling Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to Paris St. Germain.
With Cahill's move to New York (which has yet to be formally announced but is expected to be made official in the coming days), it would appear the Red Bulls' push for Kaka has proven futile. The New York Post suggests as much in a piece written earlier today.
A dream scenario for Red Bulls fans, and nightmare scenario for other teams in MLS, would be to have New York sell beleaguered Mexican star Rafa Marquez to make room for Kaka (or another attacking player), but with the clock ticking on the transfer window, a Marquez departure seems unlikely.
What do you think of New York's push for Kaka? Holding out hope it still happens? Think a return to AC Milan seems inevitable for the Brazilian?
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