Kaka explains City snub

18 February 2009 09:38
AC Milan star Kaka has admitted the club's fans helped to persuade him to snub a world record move to Manchester City.[LNB] City made a bid in the region of £100million for Kaka during the January transfer window, but the playmaker opted to stay loyal to Milan.[LNB]Kaka admits his desire to make history at Milan and the support he received from the club's fans made him decide to stay.[LNB]"What I represent for Milan and what I have achieved and still want to achieve with Milan was a big factor in my decision," Kaka told Sport TV.[LNB]Kaka revealed the demonstrations from fans asking him to stay also played a role, especially during the match between Milan and Fiorentina in the midst of the negotiations.[LNB]"Everything was very moving," Kaka said. "From the time I got to the stadium to the time I entered the field. During the entire match it was very moving, I couldn't focus."[LNB]Kaka admitted he felt an obligation to listen to the offer from City after Milan agreed to the deal.[LNB]"Milan doesn't usually sell players," noted Kaka. "When the club opened the possibility, out of respect I needed to at least hear what they had to offer."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports