The ‘Special One’ did not want to sell Kaka to a European club.
It has emerged that troubled Real Madrid ace Kaka had offers put in for him by AC Milan and Manchester United last season but then manager Jose Mourinho refused, reports AS.
The current Chelsea boss did not want to let the Brazilian move to another European club and only offered Kaka the possibility of switching to China, Russia or his home nation.
This was not an attractive prospect for the attacking midfielder as although the wages would be good, the standard of football would be worse and therefore the 31-year-old would have little chance of making Brazil’s squad for the 2014 World Cup.
Turning down United and Milan’s offers infuriated Kaka as the former Ballon D’Or winner was not being given any chances at the Santiago Bernabeu either.
In three years under Mourinho in the Spanish capital the Brazil international started just 40 La Liga matches and has struggled to make any real impression at all since a £57m transfer from the Rossoneri in 2009.
That colossal price-tag was briefly a world record transfer fee, before Cristiano Ronaldo was signed from the Red Devils for £80m and the two players’ fortunes at Madrid could not be more contrasted.
Whilst Ronaldo has gone onto become arguably one of the greatest footballers of all time, Kaka has languished on the periphery of the first team and was not even given the opportunity to have his career saved by Milan or United.
Now that Carlo Anceloti is in charge at the Bernabeu the Brazil international is looking for crunch talks with the Italian about his future at the nine-time European champions, whilst David Moyes will be watching on with interest from Old Trafford.
See Kaka in his prime back in 2006 with this amazing golazo at the World Cup: