Fulham - Al Fayed Speaks Perfect Sense!
With Manchester City having lit the blue touch paper it appears only a matter of time before, despite the financial mess the world is in, football witnesses the evolving of a new world record transfer fee.
Whether it be Manchester City or Real Madrid who eventually sign the magical Brazilian, Kaka, is somewhat immaterial.
The fee paid for him, rumoured to be in the region of £110 million now that the auction has kick-started, will also be accompanied by a salary that would seem unbelievable to the masses struggling to exist from week to week and struggling to keep hold of their jobs.
The ridiculous salary Kaka is likely to be paid has prompted Mr Al Fayed, our mega-rich owner, to offer his views, views that are bound to spark a debate in the football world.
Mr Al Fayed had this to say,
'If you have one fantastic striker, what about the rest of the team, the players around him? It's gambling to do things like that."
'It's bad news for football because it's crazy. All this is still in the hands of the Premier League and the FA. They have the power not to allow things like this to happen and I hope they wake up and realise it's not acceptable."
'They can put a cap on transfer fees and salaries.'
Is he right? Should the authorities step in and amend the rules to stop this obscene expenditure?