There are some players that are made for just one club or two clubs in their careers. Steven Gerrard, Carles Puyol, Bastian Schwensteiger... Kaka is another player in this list. After four years struggling in Madrid, Kaka has moved back to his "home".
The Brazilian has two teams in his heart: São Paulo (BRA) and A.C Milan. But in 2009 he left Italy, and arrived in Madrid seeking silverware. Unfortunately, his period in Spain was not as he may have expected. Suffering from several injuries and strong competition, Kaka lost space in the squad - especially after Mezut Ozil's arrival. He played only 85 matches in 4 years, scoring 35 goals, a very dissapointing performance for the once considered "best player in the world".
This season, Kaka decided to leave Real and made his way back to Milan, on a free transfer. With only 4 days back at his new-old-club, Kaka already realised that he should have never left AC Milan. The supporters made a big reception for the midfielder, and are over the moon with Kaka's return.
Early this season, Milan sold one of their stars, Kevin-Prince Boateng. Kaka arrives as the new "number 10", although he plays with number 22 on his back. Milan needed the Brazilian, just as much as he needs the club. Kaka is looking for a spot in Brazil's squad for the World Cup, and Milan can put him on the spotlight. The Italian club needs an idol and a player that is an international star, if they are going to secure Serie A"s title this year.
But at 31, what can Milan expect from Kaka?
To begin with, Kaka will be hoping to prove that he can still be the player that stunned football fans around the globe in 2007. Secondly, Kaka has now recovered from injuries and is in a good form. In addition to that, Kaká is far more mature now, and can help young prospects like Andrea Poli develop.
In my opinion, Kaka was one of the best signings in this transfer window, but only time will tell if Brazil's star can be the player that he once was...