Kaka has just completed his move from Milan to Major League Soccer side Orlando City, and is promising North American soccer fans another big name signing, his former Serie A and Brazil national teammate Robinho.
The 32-year old was talking to reporters today following his transfer and after meeting thousands of screaming Orlando fans yesterday, Kaka confirmed Robinho is set to receive a pretty tasty offer from at least one MLS side, according to Orlando Sentinel writer Paul Tenorio.
Big on Brazil
Orlando have been long rumoured to be chasing both of the Selecao stars and actually considered Robinho as a player they were much more likely to be able to entice to MLS than Kaka. But getting the playmaker in first, just may show how easy it now is for them to sign the speedy former Manchester City forward.
The Lions owner is Flavio Augusto da Silva, a Brazilian, who made signing his fellow countrymen a top priority when investing his millions into the Floridian USL PRO side and attempting to turn them into a Major League Soccer franchise. The Orlando area has a high Brazilian population and the team is also looking to get a healthy fan base of supporters that still live in Brazil.
Orlando will be joining MLS in 2015 and Kaka is set to move on loan to Brazilian Serie A side Sao Paulo for six months before linking up with his new teammates in the New Year ahead of their inaugural season. Robinho would go on a similar loan spell if he was to sign, most probably to the club where he started his career, Santos.
Champions in waiting?
OCSC have been prolific in their short time in the USL Pro, becoming Champions of the league in two of the past three seasons and they look on course to potentially be able to become playoff challengers in their first season if they fill their two extra Designated Player spots with players of the same calibre as Kaka.
If Kaka will be a success in the league remains to be seen. He will be 33 when he starts in MLS - a notoriously physical league - and will have a big target on his back. Getting his friend Robinho in could send Orlando’s popularity through the roof though.