Friday, July 18, 2008

Breaking News: Kaka to Chelsea for 100 Million Euros

I am admittedly not an expert on string theory, but I do know that one of its basic tenets is that the universe is made up of 9-10 simultaneous dimensions, most of which we cannot perceive. Although somewhat controversial, I would argue that Chelsea prove this theory to be true: they exist on a completely different plane than the rest of the football universe.

Want proof? Okay. The Guardian is reporting that Chelsea are in "advanced" negotiations to bring World Footballer of the Year Kaka to North London for an astronomical sum of 80 million pounds/100 million euros. The move does seem to make sense for both sides considering that AC Milan won't be playing in the Champion's League next year, except when you consider that the transfer fee equals the GDP of some third world nations. No matter: Abramovich just needs to open his checkbook. Guess this means that hiring Scolari really was a shrewd move and that Chelsea can afford to let Lampard and Drogba go, although I wouldn't bet on it. This also makes the rest of this summer's transfers seem like chump change.

More coverage to come, assuming the deal really does go through, but frankly I'm somewhat speechless at the moment.

7 comments:

ΓΌ75 said...

you're harshing my buzz, man.

Mike Georger said...

two things if true

1) its getting more and more clear liverpool will never contend for a title if they are not sold, you cannot keep up with this kind of bullshit by selling to buy

2) SUCKS FOR RONALDINHO

The Fan's Attic said...

Man, I would given Abramovich my feces for 100 pounds.

LiverbirdJoe said...

One day the Ruski is going to buy every player and every team in every league, and he's going to win every trophy n every continent. And the douche will be just fine with winning them all that way.

Sucks to be an LFC fan...Our transfer strategy hinges on selling Scott Freaking Carson to West Freaking Brom---Meanwhile, Roman is going all "Brewster's Milions" in the transfer market.

PLEASE sell to DIC...or anyone who can go $ to $ with Chelski.

Andrew said...

@ TFA - I see what you did there. Well executed, sir.

Goat said...

Milan are poo-pooing this story. Ives speculates that they're just waiting to sign Adebayor before announcing Kaka's departure:
http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2008/07/report-kaka-to.html

strong like bull smart like tractor said...

I'll believe it when I see it. One of the side effects of having Abramovich's type of money is that every player under the sun gets linked to your club in an attempt to drive up the price tag.

On a side note, can I emphasize how freaking weird it is to be a Chelsea fan nowadays? The trophies are definitely nice, but this team bears little resemblance to the teams I started out rooting for...