Milan: Brazilian attacking midfielder Kaka returned to AC Milan on Monday after four unhappy years at Real Madrid during which, he went from being one of the world’s top players to an unhappy, over-priced, injury-prone reserve.
The 31-year-old’s dramatic loss of form has also led to him being shelved from Brazil’s plans for the 2014 World Cup after he was left out of the Confederations Cup squad this year.
Kaka has been plagued by injuries over the last few years, including one to his left knee shortly after the 2010 World Cup.
He made only 82 league appearances during his time at Real after his 65-million-euro ($85.71-million) move in 2009 and rarely played anything more than a supporting role.
Some 300 supporters were waiting for Kaka outside Linate airport on Monday. “I’m very happy to be back,” he said. “After a difficult period at Madrid, I had been dreaming about a return.” (REUTERS)