2007 FIFA World Player of the Year, Kaka is happy with the idea of a return to AC Milan.
The Brazilian left Italian side Milan in 2009, having spent 6 years there, in a move worth around £53m ($86m) to Real Madrid.
The 30 year old attacking midfielder is very much out of favor at the Bernabeu and both he and the club are open to him making a move.
Kaka was spotted Italy‘s capital city recently with Milan forward, Robinho. Kaka explained;
“I had two days off so I decided to come and see Robinho… He’s a great friend and a great player, someone who can still give a lot to the club.” Kaka continued, “A future for me at Milan? I have a contract at Real Madrid, but the present situation is not good for me or Real.”
Milan vice-president, Adriano Galliani had stated that a return would be impossible due to Kaka’s high wages but Kaka has said taking a pay cut would not be a problem, “I’m open to any solution and I’ve already told this to Real Madrid.” Kaka said. “I’m ready to do anything in order to return to Milan.”
Kaka had helped Milan win the 2007 Champions League among 5 major trophies, and a dive back into his past could well revive his career as it steps into the latter stages.
He has made just 7 appearances under Jose Mourinho for Madrid this season, and it is no surprise that the rumor mill is working over time. But this is the latest update which seems believable. Links had been made regarding a move to the MLS, but at only 30 he probably still has some quality at his disposal for the highest level.
Kaka had openly said in December, “I hope I’ve still got goals left to help Real Madrid.”
But he and the club both understand the situation isn’t getting any better and that he isn’t a necessity in Mourinho’s squad.
If Kaka is going to leave this January it’s going to be initiated by a club, such as Milan, taking the opportunity and opening talks, because as Kaka has said he is “open to any solution.”.
In other transfer rumors regarding Milan; David Beckham’s name has sprung up, but a return to the club where he spent 2 spells on loan at in ’09 and ’10 seems very unlikely. Click here to read more on the Beckham situation & his new club.
Keep an eye on RantSports.com‘s soccer page to see where this leads.
By Stowe Gregory @stowegregory