Kaka has rejoined AC Milan, four years after his world record move to Real Madrid.
The Brazilian ace made his name during his previous six year stint at the San Siro, during which time he won a UEFA Champions League crown and a Serie A title. His many sensational performances earned him a world record £56million move to the Spanish giants in the summer of 2009, yet he struggled to recapture his best form at the Bernabeu club.
With Gareth Bale arriving from Tottenham Hotspur, Kaka was always likely to face a battle to gain regular first team football this season, and he revealed at the weekend he wanted to secure a return to the Rossoneri. Real agreed to allow him to return to Italy on a free transfer, and the 31-year-old has now penned a two-year contract and will regain his number 22 shirt.
Speaking to Sky Sport Italia reporters as he waited for his flight to return to the San Siro, Kaka, who won the Ballon D’Or with Milan in 2007, said: “I’m going home. I’m happy and we have a great team. Last night I watched my Milan again. The San Siro? I just can’t wait.”
Milan started the season with a defeat to Hellas Verona, but bounced back at the weekend when they recorded a 3-1 home win against Cagliari. Robinho, Philippe Mexes and Mario Balotelli scored the goals for Massimiliano Allegri’s side, who were last week drawn in UEFA Champions League Group H with Dutch side Ajax, Spanish giants Barcelona and Scottish side Celtic.