Brazilian midfielder Kaka has spoken of his delight at re-signing with AC Milan, four years after leaving the club for Real Madrid.
The 31-year-old sealed a free transfer back to Italy after a largely disappointing period at the Bernabeu following a gargantuan £59m switch in 2009.
Kaka remains a heroic figure at the San Siro and at a press conference he revealed his excitement at returning.
He said: "Yesterday my wife and I were thinking about the day when we first came here, in totally different circumstances, but the good feelings are exactly the same.
"Seeing all the people at Milanello again made me feel like I'd never been away."
The Brazilian schemer never quite made the grade at Real Madrid after his big money move to the club, and found first-team appearances hard to come by last season.
Despite this, he has refused to blame former manager Jose Mourinho for the lack of game time in recent months.
"It wasn't Mourinho's fault that I didn't get to play. I tried to earn his confidence over the years but he just had other ideas," Kaka said.
"I always worked hard for him, but it's not his fault. It's the fact I never had any continuity during my four years with Real Madrid."