Kaka explains Citizens snub

20 January 2009 08:16
AC Milan's Brazilian superstar Kaka has explained his reasons for snubbing a world record transfer to Manchester City to stay put with the Italian giants. The 26-year-old playmaker had seemed set to join the Citizens this week, but has now pulled the plug on the deal after becoming concerned about City's approach to the deal. He told the Rossoneri's official TV channel: "Not even for thirty seconds did I think about leaving. "I never wanted money or anything. I am doing very well in a place where people respect and love me and I am therefore happy to be here. "My family has been very good to me as always, however I had no doubts as to what I would be doing this time around. "I went with my heart, as it was never going to be an economic choice for me. "At Milan there are wonderful people, and just to confirm, I have never and will never, ask for an increase in my wages at this club. "Everyone here is very good to me and for this I can only thank them. "I will be celebrating at home with a couple of friends now that this is all over, and I'm just looking ahead to moving forward with Milan. "If the club had accepted an offer, I would have been very upset and disappointing in leaving."

Source: ESA