Brazilian hopes to help bring success back to the club.
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has insisted that the club have “absolute faith” in Kaka after he was officially presented to the media.
The 31-year-old joined the Milan chief for the press conference on Thursday morning, where they spoke about the operation to re-sign him from Real Madrid, and what they expect in the season ahead.
Prior to an emotional video being displayed showing clips from Kaka’s first spell at the club, Galliani revealed what the return of the attacking midfielder means to both the Rossoneri and the supporters.
“I can speak for the club by saying that Ricardo never left us. It’s been two or three years that we have been trying to get him back,” Galliani told reporters.
“There’s something special about the connection between the player and the club which goes beyond the games played and goals scored.
“There’s a real affection which goes beyond the normal relationships with others, he’s a player that has entered into the hearts of the club’s fans,” he added.
Kaka spent four years in the Spanish capital, but Galliani reiterated that the player didn’t wish to leave Milan back in 2009 but did so out of necessity due to the financial aspects of the deal.
With hopes of making the Brazil squad for the World Cup in his homeland next summer, Kaka went on to reveal that he is looking forward to recapturing the joy of playing football after joining his former club, and can’t wait to help some of the younger players improve.
Much has been made of the effect his arrival will have off the pitch too, and Galliani again addressed the “15,000 to 16,000 of Kaka’s orphans” who left San Siro after his departure, and called for them to now return as the Brazilian looks ahead to playing in front of his adoring supporters once more.
Watch Kaka’s full press conference in the video below: