With David Beckham set to play his last game for the LA Galaxy on Saturday, and Landon Donovan contemplating retirement, the Galaxy could soon find themselves with two big holes to fill on a roster used to boasting multiple stars.
The Galaxy have already targeted one potential replacement, with Sports Illustrated reporting that the Galaxy want to sign Brazilian star Kaka as a replacement for Beckham.
“We’re well aware of Kaká’s interest in MLS, and we in turn have made it very clear to him that he’s aware of our interest in him,” Tim Leiweke, the president of AEG, which owns the Galaxy, told Sports Illustrated. “We have a great relationship with Real Madrid, and just as we worked through a player with them six years ago [Beckham], I’m absolutely convinced we could find the right deal this time, too.”
Kaka is a player who has been linked to a potential move to the New York Red Bulls, and stated recently that he would like to play in New York one day, but the Red Bulls have never made public any interest in Kaka and they currently still have three Designated Players on their roster.
The Galaxy had been believed to lining up a move for English midfielder Frank Lampard as a replacement for Beckham, but a Kaka move would seem to put the breaks on a bid for the Chelsea star.
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