Leiweke expresses interest in Kaká in Sports Illustrated interview

30 November 2:16 pm

Leiweke expresses interest in Kaká in Sports Illustrated interview

By Adam Serrano

CARSON, Calif. – In an interview with Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated, AEG President and CEO Tim Leiweke expressed in acquiring Brazilian international and 2007 World Player of the Year Kaká

The 30-year-old midfielder, who turns 31 in April has been at Real Madrid since moving to the club from AC Milan on an $84 million dollar transfer in 2009. Injuries have been an issue for the Brazilian international during his time in Spain, but he remains an integral part for the Seleção. 

During the club's press conference on Friday afternoon, forward Robbie Keane addressed the idea of adding the Brazilian to the Galaxy next season. 

"If we want as a team and as an organization push on and be the best that we can, to attract players like Kaká would be brilliant, but he's got big shoes to fill because obviously David is going. David has been a credit to the game and a credit to the Galaxy and the organization. We're certainly going to miss him, but we'd welcome any top players and someone like Kaká, who was only voted one of the best players in the world a few years ago, we'd welcome anyone with his stature and his ability to the Galaxy. Obviously, it's down to the boss Tim Leiweke and Bruce [Arena]." 

However, Galaxy left back Todd Dunivant admitted that whomever replaces David Beckham faces a tough challenge.

"You're not going to be able to replace David, he's irreplaceable," said Dunivant. "AEG and the Galaxy doesn't go small when it comes to those sort of things and I'm sure they're going to sign a big player."