AC Milan will give club legend Kaka until the end of the month to make a decision regarding his future, according to Sky Sport Italia.
The Brazilian ace, who only re-joined the Italian outfit last summer following four unsuccessful years at Real Madrid, is a shadow of the player of old and was a notable omission from his country’s World Cup squad, with Luiz Felipe Scolari opting for Chelsea duo Oscar and Ramires instead.
MLS side Orlando City have been linked with the midfielder, but he may be more inclined to join Sao Paolo back in his native homeland.
The 2007 Ballon D’Or winner was said to be upset at the departure of manager and former team-mate Clarence Seedorf, who was sacked after just five months in the job and replaced by Fillipo Inzaghi on Tuesday.
Inzaghi is keen to rebuild the side and return them to the elite of world football once again, and could sell Kaka in order to free up funds for the summer transfer window.
They have already swooped for Paris St Germain defender Alex, and are said to be keen on Stoke City’s Marko Arnautovic and Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel.
If Kaka does indeed depart, then he will leave the club for the second time in his career with universal popularity amongst the Rossenieri crowd.
He was the talisman of the side that lifted the Champions League trophy in 2007, where they beat Liverpool 2-1 in Greece to make up for the defeat to the same side on the same occasion two years previously.
Incidentally, Inzaghi was the hero that day, scoring both of Milan’s goals.
Kaka’s professionalism and love for the club is well known across the footballing community, and he spurned the riches offered by Manchester City back in January 2009 to remain with the club he holds so heavily in his heart.
He ultimately joined Madrid five months later – when it was clear Milan were happy to sell – for a then world record transfer fee of £56million.
His time at the Santiago Bernabeu was marred by injuries and inconsistency, and he struggled to replicate the form of old in the white of Madrid, often playing second fiddle to German international Mesut Ozil instead.
In his four seasons at the club he never hit double figures for a single campaign, though did provide 14 assists in 2011-2012, where Jose Mourinho led them to the La Liga title.
Kaka ultimately departed home to Milan but after struggling again is widely expected to be surplus to requirements at the San Siro.
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: https://gms.to/1a2u3KU
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms