ROME: AC Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has blamed the Spanish tax system after revealing that the Italian club’s hopes of bringing Kaka back to the San Siro from Real Madrid are dead in the water. “The deal for Kaka is off,” Galliani told Milan’s official website. “We were waiting to hear from a tax man in Spain and we got his reply today. The deal is off because it is too risky. After a year in Italy the so-called ‘Beckham law’ would no longer have applied, meaning that Kaka’s taxes would have risen drastically as Italian tax laws state, making it virtually impossible for the Rossoneri to make such an investment.” Kaka left the Rossoneri for Real Madrid in 2009 for a reported €65 million, but has endured a difficult spell in Spain, with injuries and loss of form seeing him fall down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 29th, 2012.
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