Ageing AC Milan pair Robinho and Kaka have been linked with moves to MLS side Orlando City, according to the Guardian.
Orlando City are set to play in the MLS from next season and a move for the two Brazilian superstars would be a major coup for any MLS side, let alone a newly formed one.
Kaka – winner of the Ballon d’Or in 2007 – has long been touted as a target for ambitious Orlando. Earlier in the season, the Brazilian – speaking of a potential move to the MLS – said, “If it turns out I need to move, I will choose the MLS.
Despite his injury-hit career, Kaka has made 30 appearances for Milan this season, appearing in the line-up 27 times. However, the player was omitted from Luis Felipe Scolari’s Brazil squad for the 2014 World Cup, along with Ronaldinho.
Robinho has also fallen out of favour in the international scene; and his club form has also left something to be desired. The player has managed only 23 appearances this season for his club, and has been named in the starting line-up just 15 times.
Indeed, the former Manchester City player has failed to reach the heights of his Real Madrid days at any of his subsequent clubs, including Milan.
The former Bernabau favourite has also suffered from his fair share of injury problems throughout his career, and therefore Orlando City will undoubtedly be taking a leap of faith if the club do indeed sign both Brazilians.
What with both players failing to make it to the World Cup, deals could be announced imminently, although Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has recently said that there is a “99%” chance that Kaka will be playing at the San Siro next season.
Orlando City have recently refused to comment on the rumours of Kaka and Robinho signing for them, but in the past The Lions’ owner Flavio Augusto Da Silva has said, “I believe that every team would like to have Kaká in their team, of course, Orlando City as well.”
Certainly, a move to the MLS for the stars would guarantee them very high wages, but Kaka has said that money is no longer an issue for him.
Regardless of his and Robinho’s feelings on the question of money, the pair would definitely be amongst the league’s highest earners, along with the likes of Landon Donovan and Thierry Henry.
Whatever happens, a deal of some sort is certain to be struck in the near future for both players, whether or not that means that a move to the MLS is a certainty, that remains to be seen.
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