January 22, 2009
Emerson:Kaka will join Real Madrid
First David Beckham revealed that he believes the Brazilian will play for Real Madrid, and now Emerson has said his team-mate Kaka is thinking about los Blancos.
Speaking to AS, Emerson revealed how hard it is to turn down the Spanish side, and that for any player it is an objective to play for them.
"Kaká has made his decisions and he is very intelligent, he is very young and doesn't worry about money. Interest is not official, but he is thinking about a future in Madrid," he declared.
"I have always said that Madrid wanted Kaká since two years ago, to be a real player you have to play for Real Madrid. If Kaká has the chance it would be ignored lightly, it would not be bad if he went to Madrid, but it depends on the player. Here is not bad, but Madrid is the top.
"All the players feel good if they play for a team such as Real Madrid, when they come knocking you cannot say no. If they arrive with an offer of 100 million or a good deal then it is tough to stay here. La Liga, for Brazilians, is easier, all is better for Kaká."
Emerson told how the Brazilian is in a difficult moment right now, but that he is more relaxed lately, and even joked with him about a move to Madrid.
"I think that for him it has been tough, because everyone has been speaking about a possible exit. Kaká is here, for now, in order to go to a great club. He could not go to Manchester City, who do not play Champions League and are not a big club. If he leaves, he will go to a great club, because he is a phenomenon," he mused.
"Now he is more relaxed after three very difficult days. A lot has been said about him that is wrong, like he thinks about the money. In a situation like this people speak a lot.
"This afternoon I said to him, 'You are going to Madrid in June,' and he replied, 'Calm down Puma (Emerson's nickname), one must be relaxed about everything.'
"Every footballer has to think about life in Madrid as an event, and the same for Kaká. Madrid are the only team who, when they call, you really think about, because they make you think."