Kaka: I couldn't leave Milan

18 February 2009 08:37
Brazil international Kaka has admitted that he was very close to leaving AC Milan and joining Manchester City last month. City had offered a world record transfer fee for the 26-year-old who is convinced he made the right decision when he opted to stay in Italy. He told Sportsmediaset: "I thought about what I had won here, and also the things that I still want to win in these colours, and because of that, I couldn't leave. "Another decisive factor was the affection of the fans, which was extremely important for me. "I never wanted to leave this club, and this was proven by the fact that I rejected all of the offers that came my way. "However, out of respect for Milan, I did consider some of City's offers, as from an economic point of view, their proposal was very convenient for them, meaning that I was considering leaving the club. "AC Milan are also a business and in this moment of crisis, I think it is normal to consider the budget."

Source: ESA