Reports are suggesting that Carlo Ancelotti is to reignite his interest in Kaka this transfer window. Ancelotti of course has a good working history with the Brazilian superstar from their time at AC Milan, Kaka produced his best form for the Rossoneri during this period and in 2007 collected a ‘clean-sweep’ of individual awards including the FIFPro World Player of the Year and its FIFA counterpart.
Kaka is obviously a technically gifted play-maker but unlike Ronaldo (signed at the same time) he hasn’t set the world alight since joining Madrid. Of course many Galactico’s often suffer this fate of not being able to produce for Los Merengue’s after joining for big fee’s and Kaka like notably Karim Benzema who has himself struggled to settle into a team brimming with World Class players has found himself on the periphery of Mourinho’s plans.
Kaka himself has often claimed that he is settling in well to life at the Santiago Bernabeu. Many pundits have questioned the influence of Ancelotti on Kakas career and it is co-incidental that since leaving Milan and his mentor his form has suffered immensely. Madrid though would want to recoup most of the £65 million paid to Milan and, with Chelsea’s new emphasis on bringing youth through to the Stamford Bridge first team would Abramovich be willing to cough up that kind of money for an out-of-form player.
Kaka is currently on the injury list at Real after having surgery in August on a long standing left knee injury. This is likely to keep him out until at least December but would this injury scupper any potential deal for the mercurial playmaker. In any case the summer arrivals of Mezut Ozil and di Maria could potentially carve an opening for Kaka to move back to his mentor at the Bridge.
Would Real want to sell such an asset to one of there main rivals for the Champions League, only time will tell. As on his day Kaka is still undoubtedly one of the Worlds finest players.
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