By William Wood | In General
Excitement is building around Manchester City as discussions regarding the signing of superstar Kaka continue, and Micah gave his thoughts on what would be another spectacular signing for the club.
Having secured fellow Brazil international Robinho in the summer for a club-record £32.5 million, The Citizens announced their arrival among the game’s elite, backed by the finances of the Abu Dhabi United Group.
Speculation continued from the summer as to which big-name player would be next to arrive at the club, and with the transfer window open until the end of January, Mark Hughes has already lodged bids for the likes of Roque Santa Cruz, Craig Bellamy and Nigel de Jong.
However, it is the negotiations for former World Player of the Year Kaka that have caught the attention of football fans around the globe, and Micah has hailed the AC Milan midfielder ahead of his possible move.
“The signing of Kaka would bring a lot to the club as he is one of the best players in the world,” Micah told MicahRichards.com.
“He is a really gifted player who is perfectly suited to play in the Premier League as he is fast, skilful and strong, and he can score and create goals. In truth, I can’t think of an attribute he doesn’t have!”
It has been reported that City have offered their Italian counterparts £107 million for Kaka – almost twice the current world-record transfer fee – and while the valuation will place added pressure should the 26-year old arrive in Manchester, Micah believes he will handle it.
“He has been playing at AC Milan where he has been the main man for years so the pressure is something he’s used to,” the England international added.
“Massive amounts of money have been mentioned but a player of his ability will only thrive under the pressure – he certainly seems to be a player that always performs the bigger the occasion.”
With the likes of Manchester United, Barcelona and Liverpool boasting a key figure at the heart of their teams, the 20-year old believes Kaka could be the driving force for sustained success over the coming years.
“If we do manage to capture his signature I firmly believe he can be as influential to us as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Steven Gerrard are to their sides,” he continued.
“He is a former World Player of the Year, and in my opinion he’s still not reached his peak, so you never know how good he can be.”
“It would also be a massive boost to everyone around the club, and he’s the kind of player that will attract other big-name players to City.”
“However, the deal is still in its early stages, and that means there’s still a chance it won’t happen, but regardless, it’s exciting times at the City of Manchester Stadium and I’m proud to be a part of it.”