City bid £107m for Kaka

Kaka deal takes football further from reality

January 16, 2009
By John Brewin
(Archive)
At a time when cost-cutting, debt repayment, and spending within means are the latterday idioms there can be few industries in which a record-breaking fee is ready to be paid for an asset. But then top-level football lost touch with the rest of human life some years ago.

Arsene Wenger, as ever, may have tinged his words with self interest when he said "Manchester City are in a different world" but it is hard to disagree with his opinion that "Man City buying Kaka for £100m is an exception ...

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