The FIFA World Player of The Year 2007, Ricardo Kaka, has returned to San Siro on a two year deal. The Brazilian expressed his wish to move out of Santiago Bernabeu last week after a friendly against Deportivo La Coruna. He was linked with Milan since then.
Rumours were spread saying Kaka might play in EPL as Manchester United seemed to be interested in signing the 31-year-old attacking midfielder.
Milan bought Kaka from Sao Paulo for just 8.5 Million Euros. He spent 6 years at the San Siro and played a vital part in the Italian outfit’s Champions League triumph in 2007. The coming year he was awarded the Ballon D’or. Kaka made 197 appearances for the Rossoneri.
He was then signed by Real Madrid in 2009 for a transfer fee of 68.5 Million Euros. Since then Kaka has only made 85 appearances for the Los Blancos. He was relegated to bench with the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Kaka was hoping for chances and performed well whenever he got one. However, he was completely side lined after Real Madrid signed Ozil from Schalke 04. The Brazilian struggled to cope with new managers and their styles and was regularly hit by injury problems.
With the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti as the Madrid’s new manager, Kaka thought he would get more first team chances at Real. However, the signing of Bale from Tottenham made Kaka’s way into the first team even tougher.
It will be a good chance for Kaka to reshape his form and get selected for Brazil WC Squad for next year’s world cup.
A Milan statement read: “Last night after 2000 CET, thanks to the traditionally good relationship between the two clubs, Real Madrid and Milan reached and formalised an agreement for the transfer of Ricardo Kaka into Rossonero colours.”