AC Milan playmaker Kaka has revealed he won't be paid while he is out of action with an injury.
The Brazilian made an emotional return to the San Siro from Real Madrid during the summer transfer window and played his first game back for the club in the 2-2 draw against Torino on Saturday.
However the fairytale return had a cruel twist after it was confirmed that he would be out of action for up to a month with a left adductor problem.
Now the 31-year-old, who is believed to have taken a pay-cut to secure his move back to Italy, has revealed in a video statement that he doesn't intend to take a penny from the Rossoneri until he is back fit again, and only wants the 'support and help' of the fans in return.
‘You have probably read about my injury. Yesterday was a bad day for me because in all honesty I was not expecting an injury like this,' he said.
‘I have spoken at length with the club, with Galliani and the doctors to decide on a few things and in the end I decided that I don’t want anything from Milan except love and support until I’m fully fit and ready to play.
‘For this reason I have decided to suspend my current pay for this period of time, the only thing that I ask is the support and help to recover properly.
‘I have already started my rehabilitation and I have to say your support and everything I have heard in the last couple of days really drives me on and makes me determined to come back as soon as possible.’
Check out the video (in Italian) above. For English speakers, captions are available.