Idol pleased to be back in Italy.
Kaka has admitted that his return to AC Milan on a two-year deal from Real Madrid is like a “dream”, Sky Sports reports.
The 31-year-old confirmed last week that he wanted to draw his four-year spell with the Spanish giants to a close, prompting Milan supremo Adriano Galliani to move quickly to persuade the former Balon d’Or winner to return to the club where he truly made a name for himself.
Galliani sealed the deal to bring Kaka back to Milan, who he left to join Real in a reported €70 million (£56 million) move in 2009, between 2.30am and 3.00am on Monday morning on what is believed to be a free transfer.
A statement by Milan read: “Adriano Galliani sealed the deal to bring Kaka back to Milan between 2.30 and 3.00 this morning.
“The player has been given a contract ending on 30 June 2015.”
Kaka was frequently left on the sidelines by previous coach Jose Mourinho and he wasn’t expected to get much shrift from Carlo Ancelotti following the arrival of Tottenham forward Gareth Bale for a world record fee.
Galliani and Kaka landed in Milan just before lunchtime and the Brazil striker told the Milan Channel on his arrival: “Four years have passed and now I’m back.
“It’s been two weeks that I thought if I could come back, a return to Milan would be ideal for me.
“In the last few days, I’ve been dreaming of hearing the fans sing my name in the San Siro again.”
The Brazilian ace also spoke of his excitement at the prospect of linking up with Mario Balotelli by saying; “Mario is a great player and I want to do well with him. I hope I can do with him what I used to do with (Filippo) Pippo Inzaghi.
“I have a lot of desire to play and it’s a very important year for me due to the World Cup, but right now I just want to do well for Milan, my team.
“I was very sad to leave this team and now it’s great to be back. I’m very happy.”