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AC Milan sign Kaka from Madrid

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The 31 year old had become disillusioned in the Spanish capital.  (©GettyImages)
The 31 year old had become disillusioned in the Spanish capital. (©GettyImages).

AC Milan have re-signed Kaka from Real Madrid.

The former Rossoneri star has arrived on a free transfer and has penned a two year contract in what could prove to be a shrewd piece of business by the Italian giants. 

The Brazil star will undergo a medical today and despite his injury problems, is expected to play a key role this year.

Milan have also brought in Alessandro Matri from Juventus to provide cover for Mario Balotelli, while coach Massimo Allegri has hinted at a deadline day move for Italian international defender, Davide Astori, to reinforce his backline. And, with Keisuke Honda set to arrive in January, it looks as though Milan will mount a greater challenge in both Serie A and Europe this year.

Although not the player he once was, there is no doubt that Kaka's arrival will benefit the team. His once devastating pace has gone but the Brazilian's technique and creativity are still as sharp as ever and he will provide a great foil for Mario Balotelli, as well as a perfect mentor for Stephan El Shaarawy. 

The departure of Kevin-Prince Boateng was inevitable and despite his two goals against PSV last week that secured Champions League qualification, his lack of a defined role didn't help the team. No position seemed to fit him perfectly and with Milan needing a creative influence behind the strikers, his sale was a no-brainer.

With Kaka's experience and quality, Milan can become even more effective. What is more, if the move turns out to be a failure, Honda is lined up in January anyway. It's win-win for the Italian giants and the return of an idol can help them through this transitional period and become the force they once were. 

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