Former Ballon d’Or winner and Brazil star Kaka has hinted that he make a move across the Atlantic to the MLS if he ends his second spell with AC Milan in the summer.
Quoted on MLSsoccer Kaka said, “one day, I would like to play in America, “Let’s see. At the end of the season, I will talk to [general manager Adriano Galliani].
“Not just to speak about bonuses and money -- money is not the main thing for me now, and I think that is understood. I want to see what his ideas are and what the club’s ideas are."
Indeed, coming from a wealthy family and as a Ballon d’Or winner in 2007, the Brazilian is known to be extremely wealthy and will therefore be interested in more than just his salary.
Continuing, the Brazilian added that the MLS will definitely be his destination if he does move from the San Siro, “If it turns out I need to move, I will choose the MLS,” he said.
Kaka has seen his fortunes take a turn for the worse after newly mega-rich Manchester City bid £100m for him in 2009.
He returned to Milan – whom he left in 2009 - from Real Madrid last August after an injury-hit four year spell where he was mainly limited to substitute appearances in the Spanish Capital.
However, injury problems refused to go away, and the player walked off injured on his competitive return for the Rossoneri. He has made a total of 23 appearances this season, scoring seven goals.
Orlando City appears to be a likely destination for the player if he does leave Milan, as the club is owned by friend Flávio Augusto da Silva, also Brazilian.
Kaka also visited the club’s training facilities in June last year.
Speaking to MLSsoccer in November, da Silva said, “I believe that every team would like to have Kaká in their team, of course, Orlando City as well.
“But I cannot say Kaká because Kaká now is playing very well in Milan. Kaká is a great friend of mine. We already work together with my company in Brazil.
“But why not? The only thing I can say right now is that we’re going to bring someone very, very special.”
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