According to reports in America and Italy, AC Milan superstar Kaka will be linking up with Orlando City when the new MLS season begins in 2015. Until then it is said he will link up with Sao Paulo – the club where he made his club career debut.
Kaka would be the second major signing for MLS after David Villa’s move to the other new franchise New York City FC was confirmed earlier this month.
Kaka has endured a fantastic career in Europe, having played for AC Milan and Real Madrid where he has won a Serie A medal and La Liga titles as well as a Champions League medal in 2007 whilst at Milan. He also has a World Cup medal from Brazil’s triumph in 2002.
Kaka has the option to terminate his contract with Milan this summer, as a clause in his contract allows him to leave as Milan failed to qualify for the Champions League. With Milan’s eighth-placed finish, there will be no European football at all at the San Siro next season, and Kaka is set for a new challenge as a designated player in the USA.
In March this year Kaka told an Italian newspaper “One day, I would like to play in America, I want to see what Adriano Galliani’s ideas are and what the clubs ideas are. If it turns out I need to move. I will choose MLS”.
Kaka is believed to be in advanced talks with Orlando City and could be set to become the face of the new franchise when they enter MLS next season.