Reading David’s post over at STO’s sister site intermilanfanclub. com about Brazilian forward Kaka’s potential exit from Real made me sit down and think what happened to one of the decade’s best attacking midfielders.
Ricardo Izecson Dos Santos Leite or Kaka if you like was the toast of the football world just three years ago. How fast things change. The 28 year old is now dimmed surplus to requirements at Madrid and it is safe to say that his international career is over.
The world’s second most expensive player is at a crossroads in his career. New Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has made it clear that he is not a big fan of the Brazilian and was even contemplating selling him to his former club Chelsea.
In only his second season in Spanish top flight football, Kaka is yet to set the scene on fire with his silky smooth skills that we all came to love. His 4 month lay off due to a knee injury only aggravates the situation more.
Apparently reports are now emerging that Kaka could move to Inter Milan in the winter transfer window. I wonder how Milan fans will react to the news. Nothing is quite certain however, a return to Italy could be in his best interests.
Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has not confirmed or denied the allegations thereby leaving the matter very open. In his 6 years with Milan Kaka was the darling of the crowd and if there was any truth to the rumours going round, then he never wanted to leave the Rossoneri.
Berlusconi was so intent on making some money that he forgot to realise the value of Kaka to Milan. The Brazilian will now miss Real’s 2 Champions League games against his former club later this year.
Will Kaka recover from the cruel card that life has dealt him? Yes, but only on three conditions. Either he stays with Madrid, he returns to Milan or returns to Brazil. The best option will probably be the third. Anything other than this and he might never resurrect his career.
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