The Brazilian star is edging ever closer to Madrid departure as has been told he is no longer a first-team player…
Events over the last day may signal the end of Kaka’s time as a Real Madrid player after he was advised by manager Jose Mourinho that his performances will no longer merit a place in the first team.
The 2007 Ballon d’Or winner’s precarious situation at the Spanish club was further exacerbated when he was removed from the list of players called up to travel to Oviedo for Real Madrid’s first official friendly of the 2012-2013 pre-season. His name had been initially included in the list supplied via Madrid’s official website, but subsequently removed without further explanation despite it being clear the player is fit to play if required.
This came less than 24 hours after he was called to a meeting with Mourinho at the Bernabeu, in which he is rumored to have been told in no uncertain terms that the club no longer consider him worthy of a place in the starting line-up and would be listening to offers from other clubs for his services that they hope he will facilitate. Just after the 45-minute intense meeting came to an end, Kaka accompanied by his father Bosco Leite left the Bernabeu speechless.
One player – one of the most expensive pieces of Perez’s puzzle – unfortunately missed out at Real Madrid. Like fellow Madrid misfits Sergio Canales and Fernando Gago, Kaka still has so much to give, just not to this team. Under Mourinho, Kaka has no place.
Paris Saint-Germain have already spent €62 million on Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva. Milan say they have no money and China isn’t a destination for a Brazilian Ballon d’Or winner. However, the player’s preference is said to be a return to Milan, a solution which is to the liking of owner Silvio Berlusconi. Corinthians is just one of the many interested clubs, but their offfer has recently been refused by Kaka, who believes there there is so much left to deliver in the European football. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is believed to be willing to sell Kaka for just €20 million, but Milan are thought to be confident of securing a deal for around €10 million.
After recent Milan transfer movements, the sale of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to PSG have cause disappointment to Milan fans. However, according to the latest reports, Silvio Berlusconi’s daughter Barbara is set to bring the former star in order to reduce the disappointment and at least partially eliminate the anger of the supporters. Another indication of the Milan return is that FIFA and one of Kaka’s agent Gaetano Paolillo was seen dining at restaurant “Giannino” in Milan accompanied by Milan’s CEO Adriano Galliani.
The return saga has hit the final stage in the past days, as it has received an approval from few Milan legends. Jose Altafini and Enzo Gambaro are strong supporters of this hypothesis.