Jose Mourinho: After the footsteps of Del Bosque

Jose Mourinho can make more history at Real Madrid. Beyond the titles already won and which he can get, the Portuguese can become the second coach to stay longer on the bench at the Santiago Bernabeu stadiun. The first, Miguel Muñoz, was the Real Madrid coach for 16 seasons. A record that seems not to be at risk. After Muñoz there are a lot of important names to overtake: Di Stefano managed the white team 3 season, Beenhakker (4) and also Del Bosque (6).

Jose Mourinho

On May 28, 2010 was made official the signing of Jose Mourinho by Real Madrid. Three days later, was introduced as new coach at a press conference in which he was accompanied by Jorge Valdano. Mourinho is therefore about to turn two years at the Bernabeu bench, despite the many rumors about his departure that have accompanied him almost from day one.

Those two years make him the more long-lived coach on the bench for Real Madrid since 2003, when Del Bosque was not renewed and Florentino Perez decided to put the team in the hands of Carlos Queiroz. The current Spanish national team coach has been a total of six seasons at the helm of white team, although in two of them acted as interim coach. A record that Mourinho could match if he fulfills the contract was made public on Tuesday.

Closer to the Portuguese coach remain other legends of Real Madrid, as Alfredo Di Stefano, Vujadin Boskov and Jose Villalonga (3 seasons), Leo Beenhakker, Miljan Miljanic, Francisco Bru and John B. Toshack (4). Ahead, only the aforementioned Del Bosque and Luis Molowny (6 seasons) and the legendary Miguel Muñoz, 14 of his 16 years without interruption, in the command of the white squad.

Real Madrid 2016

Real Madrid 2016 is a reality. The white team is ensuring the long-term continuity of the 'Project Mourinho'. The first renewal to be announced was the Portuguese coach himself, who extended his contract two years, until 2016. On the same line is Alvaro Arbeloa, who only needs the signature to renew until that year.

The club's offer came a few weeks ago, as was reported by Spanish media on May 12. Just days after, the deal is practically closed. The positions were always very close, since both the club and the player feel comfortable with each other. So, lacking a few details, can say that Alvaro Arbeloa is renewed.

The side, who is summoned with the Spanish national team in Austria, has seen the club has reinforced its commitment to him. Although from the Bernabeu offices is being observed the world market in search of a rival to the right lane, Mourinho is delighted with his 'Spartan', after the Sergio Ramos' change of position. Arbeloa has been the owner of the right side of Madrid. So although there may be a new tenant in place, Arbeloa will remain important.

Mourinho and Real Madrid players celebrate in San Mames
Real Madrid squad supports Jose Mourinho

With this extension, half of the players in the current squad are under contract beyond 2016. And will be more, because the club intends to renew Granero, whose contract ends in 2013, and Cristiano Ronaldo, ends in 2015. "There is no player who can not stay until 2016. Most of them will do in the top of their careers. Some will do in the final stretch, but they will come without any problem because of their abilities", said Mourinho after his renovation.

In 2013 will finish the contracts of Lass and Granero. In 2014, the contracts of Xabi Alonso, Raul Albiol and Adan. In 2015 the contracts of the 'galactics' signed in 2009 will end: Cristiano, Kaka and Benzema, with Khedira, Marcelo and Altintop. Until 2016 will go the contracts of Özil, Higuain, Di Maria, Pepe, Callejon and Arbeloa. And for 2017 will end the captains' contracts, Casillas and Ramos, in addition to the signings of last season Varane, Sahin and Coentrao.

That is, 77% of the workforce is under contract with Real Madrid, at least for the next three seasons, with the possibility of more. As well as Granero and CR7, Real Madrid will try to secure the future for Benzema who has completed his third season in white always improving.

So beyond the two signings that wants to hire Mourinho, the manager made ​​sure to be surrounded by his Praetorian Guard, including its technical body until 2016.


Mourinho and Terim talked about Altintop and Lass Diarra

Jose Mourinho and Fatih Terim had dinner yesterday at the Lesottomans hotel at 7:00 pm (local time). Both coaches have a good relationship, in fact, they give praises each other whenever they can, and Turkish coach asked Mourinho about the situation of Altintop and Lass Diarra.

Photomontage with Altintop in Galatasaray jersey
Hamit Altintop is close to Galatasaray

The case of former Bayern player is easier. He has one foot in the Ottoman team, in fact, a newspaper in Turkey did a photomontage in which the Real Madrid player wears a shirt of Galatasaray. In the morning, Mourinho opened the door to a possible transfer: "Hamit is a very important player in Turkey. I have a great relationship with him. He is a great player and a great person. I would be happy if he stays, but if he wants a change of air, is his life. If he wants to return to Turkey, if he thinks it is the best for his career, we will help him". In addition, Terim coincided with Altintop in his time as coach in Galatasaray and the player is a recognized Galatasaray fan since childhood. In Turkey some claim that the club could pay him nearly 3 million euros per season (in Real Madrid earns 2.2) and would sign as a free agent.

The case of the French player is different. Lass Diarra has signed a preliminary agreement with Galatasaray, as reported by Spanish media, but Real Madrid does not have a firm offer for him and he will not leave the white team as a free agent. As reported in Turkey, the Ottoman club could expect to pay eight million euros for his transfer. Terim wants a man to replace Felipe Melo and Nuri Sahin is not for sale, so he talked his friend Mourinho about the possibility of selling them Lass, but there is nothing definitive.

Zinedine Zidane: "The tenth European cup is necessary"

The football director of the first team evaluated the Real Madrid season in an interview with French media: "The league championship won is deserved" he said and praised his countrymen Benzema and Varane

Zinedine Zidane attending an interview
Zinedine Zidane

It was a great season for Real Madrid. You should be proud of it.
Of course. We are proud to be part of a club that has just break incredible records on the number of goals scored and points earned. It's a nice adventure for everyone who has supported this project.

Real Madrid managed to end the hegemony of Barcelona.
We had to try to reverse the trend. We were not champions since three years. When you are in Real Madrid, the goal is to advance. Is what we have done throughout the course. We had difficult times, but did not give up. Ending the season with 32 wins in 38 games is simply amazing.

And team has reached 100 points. Impressive, isn't it?
We had to look and perform this great achievement. We were under great pressure with a team that followed us throughout the season. However, we do not throw the towel. We played our football and I think it was an absolutely deserved league title.

The difference between Real Madrid and Barcelona with the rest of the teams in Spain seems important. Do you think the championship has been easy?
There are no small teams. You can say whatever you want and some say there is a league of two different speeds. However, I do not think at all. In Spain there is a strong championship, perhaps the strongest in Europe. It is always difficult. We have not taken this advantage because the others were weak, but because we have been strong.

The only disappointment came in the Champions League with Bayern. How would you rate the second leg match at the Bernabeu?
We are not going to remake the match. There are times when everything goes in favor and some not. Penalties are anecdotal, nothing more. We wanted to reach the final.

Could not reach the tenth European Cup...
The tenth is necessary. It could have been this year, but we have to try next. We do not have to look back, we just need to concentrate to go further next season.

Benzema. How do you see his progression?
He still has room for improvement. This year confirmed the potential we saw in him. He played for the team. As well as his goals, what I remember about him is his importance in the team game. He particularly advanced in this regard. Now is still young and still has much to do and give. He must do the same in Eurocup and it will be a great year for him.

Varane also shined. You chose well.
What is certain is that he worked hard to play the games he played, about fifteen. With his age and in a first season, is extraordinary. He answered in the field. Everyone is happy with him, Varane is a smart kid who learns quickly. He will improve playing with players like Pepe, Ramos, Albiol and Marcelo.


Gonzalo Higuain: Calm after knowing he stays in Real Madrid

There are few gestures more descriptive than happiness. The wide smile. The face relaxed. The constant jokes in the middle of the relaxation times between the training exercises. So was saw Gonzalo Higuain yesterday in training with the Argentinian national team. And with that mood the striker enjoyed the first few hours after receiving the news of his stay at Real Madrid. For Pipita, the message of support he received from Mourinho came as a refreshing balm. And the cry of 80,000 fans asking him to stay in Madrid was the strongest show of support he received from that morning when he landed at Madrid-Barajas airport for first time, from his native Argentina and River Plate.

Gonzalo Higuain training in Argentina
Gonzalo Higuain training in Argentina

Higuain went from "We will see" who spoke cautiously when he got there, the winter of Buenos Aires, to his undisguised satisfaction at having made ​​clear his immediate future without this has become a problem in the Spanish summer. Although several Italian media published yesterday that Juventus will send emissaries tomorrow and, moreover, there was a statement of his manager, Marotta: "We are thinking about Higuain, Van Persie and Luis Suarez". However, Higuain just thinks about a victory next Saturday, against Ecuador, on June 2 before entering the challenges that are taking form on the horizon: the return to Real Madrid after the holidays, the desire to keep winning titles in white, the illusion of reconnecting with the fans who moved him to tears by a standing ovation in the Bernabeu: "He always speaks of beautiful things in Madrid, which shows he is comfortable there" said an Argentinian soccer player off the record.

The truth is that Gonzalo shared the yesterday morning with the first players who have already arrive in their country, training under the command of Alejandro Sabella. Pipita was training together with Kun Aguero, Maxi Rodriguez, Angel Di Maria, Jose Sosa, Fernando Gago, Pablo Zabaleta, Red Mark, Ezequiel Garay and Federico Fernandez. After training, they had lunch in the bunker that has the AFA (Argentinian Football Association) in Ezeiza and he left to share the afternoon with your closest friends. So proud to be 'Madridista' that the smile did not have place on his face.

Heart Classic Match 2012: Real Madrid vs Manchester United

Last year were raised over 500,000 euros with the Heart Classic Match 2011 to create 20 schools in Africa. This year the donation may be even greater because with10 days remaining, Real Madrid has already sold 30,000 tickets for this third edition. The match will be played for the veterans of Real Madrid and Manchester United. The tickets are for sale with prices from 5, 10 and 15 euros. And the match will be held on Sunday, June 3 (7:15 pm -CET-).

Picture with all the players of the Heart Classic Match 2011: Real Madrid vs Bayern Munchen
Heart Classic Match 2011: Real Madrid vs Bayern Munchen

The attraction of this event is to see again the legends of the white team in the Bernabeu stadium and with an affordable price. A family party to see again in action, among others, Zidane (who seems to still active), Figo (with his dribblings), Redondo (who could recall the unforgettable heel touch at Old Trafford in 2000), Butragueño (with his intact eye for goal), Helguera (who runs marathons), Hierro (will return to the Bernabeu), Morientes (forward in the last three Champions titles) or Karanka (sometimes plays as defender in first team trainings). Opposite will be Van der Sar (recently retired), Roy Keane (legendary captain, who played two rounds of the Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid in 2000 and 2003) the couple of strikers Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke (that led United to win the treble in 1999) and Bryan Robson, Stam, Sheringham and Sharp among those confirmed. And with Bobby Charlton, one of the plane crash survivors in 1958 and the most illustrious representative of Manchester United as ambassador.

The Real Madrid Foundation, with the institutional support of the City of Madrid, will use the benefits of this match to 'Project Africa' for the second consecutive year. The two previous editions were a success: 75,523 spectators against Milan (2010) and 73,104 against Bayern (2011). A match also to be seen by half the world: UK, Germany, Italy, Cyprus, Scandinavia, USA, Australia and much of the Middle East through Al Jazeera.


Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid until 2016

Jose Mourinho gave an exclusive interview to the club's official media after signing a contract extension that will keep him at Real Madrid until 2016. Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid joined yesterday their destinations until June 2016. There will be two more seasons both parties agreed in the first contract of May 31, 2010, when 'The Special One' joined Real after breaking his link with Inter Milan. The official announcement was: "Real Madrid CF and Jose Mourinho have reached an agreement to extend the latter's contract with the club until 30 June 2016."

Jose Mourinho in the Real Madrid trophy room
Jose Mourinho will coach Real Madrid until 2016

Madridista until 2016. What does that feel like?
I feel happy. I wouldn’t have signed this contract extension otherwise. I would like Madridistas to be happy, not just myself, the President, Jose Angel Sanchez and the Board. They’ve had faith in me and believe I am the ideal coach for the project we have until 2016. I would want Madridismo to be happy about this. I think most of them will be happy with the decision I and the Board have reached. I’ve been talking to the players in the last few months analysing this situation and I profoundly feel the squad in general is happy with this decision. My wife and children, who are key in my decisions, are as well.

What prompted you and the club to extend your contract to 2016?
The overall project; the wish of the President to have a long term project, which is something unusual in today’s football; the confidence he has always had in me and my work; and the special feeling I always said was important when there were rumours about me leaving. I’ve always said that’s very important to me and that I would stay while the fans, the team and the club were happy and confident in with my work. I’ve gotten to know this club and its great qualities better, as well as the small problems it has like any other institution or person. I’m delighted to stay on and plan the sporting future of Real Madrid’s first team, and we know we must obviously focus more on the short-term and talk little about the distant future. That’s what we’ve tried to do in the last couple of years; we work for the future and think about the future. A look at our squad shows we’re thinking about the future, but a club of this dimension needs results and to win, and that’s what we’ve done and will continue to do in the next four years.

Do you feel this has happened because of a job well done?
I think it has happened because of how we all know each other and because of our conviction. I’ve always said this squad is young and that its best years are yet to come. It isn’t a squad with players on the verge of extinction or playing their final years of top tier football. The club, with its incredible social reach and structure, can adapt to the times and to what we’re trying to do. As a manager, I always try to grow and improve. I’ve loved the professional experience I’ve had of working for different clubs in different countries and cultures, and to learn from that while giving my best. I’ve loved that process. It’s different for me now because I’m thinking about a club long-term, and that club is Real Madrid, which has been more demanding and has forced me to do my absolute best due to its difficulties. I’ve had to improve as a coach and a professional. I think it is the perfect challenge for the next four years because you always have to do more when things are hardest. I need these great challenges in the maturity of my career; I need things to force me to be better.

Do you feel happy? Do you feel the club is happy with you?
We’ve been talking about this for a long time and we never wanted to sign or make it public in a rush. This is an important family, with important players and important supporters. It is a professional challenge to hopefully make all of them happy and I’m ready for it.

What’s the main objective for next season?
At the start of the campaign that’s just finished I told my men I did not want to prioritize. I didn’t want to choose one championship over another. I’ve always said we have to improve collectively and individually, and that we must play football to win both games and supporters. I’m sure Real Madrid gained many supporters throughout the world this year because we played the best football in the world despite not winning the Champions League. But we did win the toughest league title with fantastic football, and I think that’s what’s most important. We have to keep it up. I always say it is hard for those who work seriously and well not to win anything. We won the league title in our second season, just like we had planned, and we’ll see what happens next. But we will not obsess about things because that never helps. The only things we should obsess about are things we are clear on, such as being serious, professional, hardworking and respectful towards Real Madrid’s history, which is most demanding of its professionals. We have a four year project ahead of us and we have to enjoy it.

Are you confident in the squad you have until 2016?
Of course. This is a very young squad and there isn’t a single player who won’t be able to last until 2016, and most of them will reach the year at the peak of their careers. Some will reach it at the end of their footballing days, but none of them will have any problems. It’s normal at this time of the year to see who stays and who goes, and to contact some other players. This is normal in football during the summer, but our squad has been formed. A couple of signings would serve to improve on the team that took 100 points, which is how I believe this Real Madrid side will be remembered. They all deserve our confidence and we will face next season with them.

What will you do now, go on a holiday or continue working?
I’ll work because the responsibilities of my children’s school prevent my wife and I from having a holiday outside Madrid at the moment. I work in the mornings, but I will have 15 days off with my family during which I will disconnect completely from football. I will return to Madrid on 14 July for the tennis match between Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic organised by the Realmadrid Foundation, and I will begin training with those who won’t be in the Euro on 15 July.


Florentino Perez's wife died

The Real Madrid is in mourning. Maria Angeles Sandoval, wife of Florentino Perez, known as 'Pitina', died yesterday at 6:00 pm at the Madrid hospital of St. Francis of Assisi as a result of a heart attack.

Florentino Perez and his wife Maria Angeles Sandoval 'Pitina'
Florentino Perez and his wife Maria Angeles Sandoval 'Pitina'

After years of fight against cancer, Pitina, 62, felt discomfort and went to the medical center where he died later. Her death came as a surprise to Florentino Perez, who hours before the fatal outcome had attended a meeting to the book launch Hala Madrid! of a journalist very close to the white club. Nothing presaged misfortune would happen later.

Pitina, assiduous to the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, was present at the last league match against Mallorca. And on last Sunday she went to the match played by Real Madrid Castilla in Cadiz. Pitina accompanied her husband to the game played by the white youth team in the Ramon de Carranza field.

Marriage Perez met 41 years ago in a cafe in Madrid neighborhood of Argüelles. She worked as a secretary in the medical corps of the 'El Corte Inglés' (the most important department store of Spain) and he was already a civil engineer. They have three children (Eduardo, Florentino and Maria Angeles). Pitina was always the mainstay of Florentino. Rest in peace.


Florentino Perez was close to sign David Silva

David Silva, Real Madrid's target if Kaka leaves the white team, could play today for Real Madrid and not to be a Manchester City player. Florentino Perez has tried to sign the Spanish midfielder two times before. In the first (summer 2009) Valencia was the problem because it was unwilling to negotiate. In the second (2010), "Mourinho's arrival stopped the transfer" the Valencia President, Manuel Llorente, recognized to Spanish media.

David Silva in Madrid to play for Spain
David Silva in Madrid

David Silva's name has linked to Florentino Perez for years. The white President wants to sign more Spanish players. In fact the first attempt came with a call from president to president in which Real Madrid wanted to include Villa, Silva and Albiol in one transfer operation. But then, Manuel Llorente, had just reached the presidency of Valencia, and closed the door to Villa and Silva. Valencia wanted to go back to the Champions League competition and only was finalized the transfer of Albiol.

But Valencia knew in advance that could hold Villa and Silva in the squad only for a season. Valencia could not cope with their salaries (around four million euros per season each) and since January 2010 started to prepare their transfers. For Jorge Valdano, and also to Pellegrini (Real Madrid coach at that time), the priority option was always Silva and in every event in which Florentino and Llorente met, they spoke about the player. There were no offer, but they were willing to negotiate and Valencia agreed to alert Real Madrid of any other interest from other clubs.

During those months there was a curious story between Silva and Florentino in the locker room area at the Bernabeu stadium. After a Real Madrid-Valencia match in which Silva threw a ball to the crossbar, three children who were with the white president asked for a picture with the international player. A person who accompanied them took his sport bag to pose for the camera without it. "Put it out there. He will stay with us" Florentino said with a laugh, but deliberately. But in June 2010, when the negotiation had to start, Mourinho looked to Özil and Di Maria and many rumors were written in the Spanish media about the private life of Silva. Today he is World champion and Premiership champion.

Nuri Sahin: "My dream is Real Madrid"

Nuri Sahin denied yesterday that is interested in playing for Galatasaray: "I will not return to Turkey, my dream is still the Real Madrid". Statements of the midfielder who tried to shut up the rumors that erupted in his country after the Saturday dinner with Altintop and Sükrü Hanedar, a director of the Turkish club. Sahin himself uploaded a picture from the restaurant, in a table where two other players joined, Sentürk (Fenerbahce) and Sanli (Wolfsburg). Is not the first time Sahin is very close to Galatasaray. On May 6, a photographer caught him in the Ottoman team's stadium witnessing the Istanbul derby against Besiktas.

Nuri Sahin in Istanbul streets
Nuri Sahin in Turkey

Yesterday, while Sahin was incorporated to the Turkey national team, commented the bittersweet feelings he has had in his first season in Real Madrid: "I was in the list of players who disappointed last season and I know that the Madrid fans expect more from me. I can do better if I have no more injuries". Sahin knows that his role was secondary this season. Mourinho did not trust in him and played only 642 minutes, but he does not give up: "I will always fight to be a better player for this team".

A self-criticism that gave way to faith in himself: "I have confidence in my ability and I am in the best club in the world. My dream is still the Real Madrid". Sahin will move tomorrow with Altintop and the rest of the Turkish national team to Salzburg (Austria), where they will stay in a training stage. Turkey will play there three friendlies against Georgia on Thursday, against Finland on Saturday and May 29 they will face Bulgaria.

Sahin will also face with Cristiano Ronaldo. In fact, he will face with all the Real Madrid's Portuguese international players on June 2, this time in Lisbon. Sahin revealed that Cristiano had already spoken with him about the match: "I talked with him and jokingly told me that we should not play hard because three of my teammates are going to play for Portugal. But I assured him that we must play hard because we have a similar style to the Netherlands (Portugal's rival in the group stage of Eurocup) and Cristiano laughed ".


David Silva: Real Madrid target

Jose Mourinho wants more football to his midfield and is already thinking about next season. He is very happy with his trident attack (118 goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Higuain and Benzema), but considers that the area of ​​creation is very subject to the up and downs of Özil. With Kaka little or nothing he can expect . In fact, some in the white club believe the Brazilian player will end transferred to PSG. So Mourinho is exploring the market and a player shines to fulfill this mission: David Silva.

David Silva celebrates a goal for Manchester City
David Silva

As has been known, Portuguese coach likes the Manchester City midfielder. David Silva is an international player always in the lists of Vicente del Bosque, the Spanish national coach. Besides, Mourinho has assessed his progress in the Premiership, where this year has definitely 'exploited' as the great player he is.

In fact, in the immediate family of Silva, few days ago, there was a call from a person who on behalf of Real Madrid asked if the player would be willing to face negotiations between the two clubs to try his signing. Do not forget that the institutional relations between Real Madrid and Manchester City are superb, so much so that last year the white club knew before Atletico Madrid the final decision of Kun Agüero to accept the proposal of the current champions of the Premier.

The striking part is that two seasons ago Silva could sign for Real Madrid but that possibility was stopped short by Mourinho himself. It was the summer of 2010. Real Madrid had already begun negotiations with Valencia to sign the international player. But Mourinho arrived and in his agenda had other priorities; A left-end, Di Maria, an expert central defender, Carvalho, a strong midfielder, Khedira, and a playmaker, who was Özil because of the great World Cup he made ​​in South Africa and the good price (15 million euros).

But Mourinho has seen his footballistic evolution of in the Premier. David Silva, 26 years old, has established as a technical player with great vision of the game and also strong character. His signing for Real Madrid would bring more pressure to Özil, The German player has relaxed several times this season and has not played his best. Silva, who has been vacationing in Arguineguin (Gran Canaria), is waiting for news. Today will be in Madrid, but only to join the Spanish national team.

Raphael Varane: "I need more time to assert myself"

Raphael Varane reviewed his first year at Real Madrid in an interview with French television TF1. The young central defender knows he took a risky decision signing for the white team last summer. The player, 19 years old, said: "To sign and go to Real Madrid looked like it could be a suicide mission, but I knew where and for what I signed. I never doubted."

Rapheal Varane in the Bernabeu trophy room
Raphael Varane

The French defender, who also was an interesting player for PSG and Manchester United, revealed that the presence of Jose Mourinho on the white bench was one of the keys by which he decided to sign for Real Madrid: "What made ​​the difference was that there was an expressed desire of the Portuguese coach to work with me. This and the guarantee of progress in my training in such an important club were essential in my decision" he said.

For the French player, one of the most important people in his move to Madrid was Zinedine Zidane: "The first person of Real Madrid who contacted me was Zizou. At that moment I was more concerned about the entrance exams to college. But it was a great moment " he said.

About the nickname the Spanish media gave him earlier this season, Mr. Clean, he says it is OK: "I make few mistakes in the field, so I like that nickname". Varane has played 15 games this season for the club Iin the Spanish League, Cup and Champions League. He has committed 14 fouls, less than one per game and has not seen any yellow card. In the nine games played in the league, the white 19 has only added eight faults. While in the four games he has played in the Champions League and two in the Cup, has only made ​​two and four fouls in each competition respectively.

Raphael Varane, who was summoned by the French Under-21 team to play against Latvia and Kazakhstan ahead of qualifying for the European Championship next year, is one of the players who will play for France in the future. Therefore he does not feel disappointed not to be in the list of France to the Eurocup 2012: "It is not a disappointment to me. The national team is a goal I have in the long term, not short. Now I am focused on helping the Under-21 team for next year's European Championship. I need more time to assert myself, first in Real Madrid and then with France", he said.

Varane has closed a successful first year at Real Madrid. He has already adapted to Spanish football, to Real Madrid and to the city. He even got a driver's license, so he no longer needs a mentor or family members, who visit him often, to go to the training at Valdebebas Sport City.


PSG offers 25 million euros in cash for Kaka

The offer that will make the Paris Saint-Germain to sign Kaka is 25 million euros in a single payment. Cash. One thing that may be essential for the Real Madrid access to transfer the Brazilian player. That amount, to pay this summer, is seen as a good operation.

Kaka with the Real Madrid training wear
Ricardo Kaka

In the white club the Kaka transfer is already valued in economic terms, with the satisfaction that what looked like an expensive signing will now have an economic return. Something that is not negligible because the player just turned 30. Florentino Perez agreed with Milan the price of 64 million euros, an amount that in those days, compared to 96 kilos paid for Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United, were evaluated as a good investment. But Kaka has not reached the level of the Portuguese player.

The 25 million euros PSG is willing to pay are adjusted to market. And white leaders have made the accounts. Kaka, who signed for six years, has come at a cost of 31.5 million euros in the three seasons he has been in Real Madrid club. He is in the middle on his contract and the proportional part of each season is around 10.5 million euros per each. If Kaka does not stay, it can be said that the cost of his move to Madrid did not exceed 32 million euros. Real Madrid can sell at a key moment with an offer whose income was not very clear.

Furthermore, in the economic return that generates this player, are the millions of euros that has generated by publicity. The image rights were shared by 50 percent and, despite his irregularity, Kaka remains an important source of income. He is still an icon.

Another thing is the 27 million euros Real Madrid has paid, in concept of salary, this three seasons. Kaka has the highest payroll in the white club squad (9 millions net), as Cristiano Ronaldo. Although his out would also mean a saving of 27 millions he would earns if he stays until 2015, ending date on his contract.

The pieces fit together. Real Madrid could open the door to a player for who bet strong but is no longer unchallenged in the team. Even Kaka recognizes it and has realised he needs an exit because he wants to play and has the objective of participating in the 2014 World Cup to be held in his country.

The PSG can give a decisive move to the operation in the next few hours and has also ensured the player that is willing to respect him the same salary as signed in Real Madrid. The tax system in France is different from Spain but Kaka is confident that he is going to continue earning those 9 million euros net.
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