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Brazilian legend claims his best Real Madrid memory was ‘leaving’
Coming off the back of a season where he had registered 16 goals and 12 assists in all competitions for AC Milan, Kaka went on to put pen to paper for Real Madrid for a world-record €67 million fee in 2009.
However, things failed to pan out as expected, as the Brazilian midfielder’s constant injury woes meant he could not set the Santiago Bernabéu alight on a consistent basis.
Despite the all-time great’s career in the Spanish capital being rather forgettable, he reflected on a memory from his time at the club that he still holds dear to his heart.
“The best memory at Real Madrid is the day I left because Florentino told me I was a great professional who had done everything possible to achieve great results at Madrid, but the injuries and the few minutes the coach gave me did not allow it”, he said, as quoted by MARCA.
The Ballon d’Or winner added, “That was a great satisfaction. This is why you will never hear me speak bad of Real Madrid or José Mourinho.”
While several footballers could be expected to be bitter after their status went from being one of the world’s best to a bit-part player, Kaka does not fit the aforementioned description.
However, being relegated as a mere squad player may have come as a shock to Kaka, who had been crowned as the best player in world football just two years before his arrival.
Ultimately, Perez, Mourinho as well as the entire footballing fraternity are well aware of the fact that had the ex-Sau Paulo youngster not been as injury prone, he would have lit up proceedings at Real Madrid.
Hearing the same from the top boss at Los Blancos may well have felt Kaka feel understood at the time.
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Real Madrid offered the chance to sign Brazilian striker, one of 4-5 names on radar
There is no secret that Real Madrid might consider a move for a new striker in the coming summer. With Karim Benzema slowly nearing the end of his career, the club are looking for a viable alternative ahead of the new season.
Carlo Ancelotti has been left impressed by the performances of Rodrygo in the centre forward position. But the club could still use the services of a more recognised option in the number nine position.
The Spanish giants are reportedly assessing La Liga for a potential low-cost option. But they are also open to looking through in other leagues, in their bid to add more depth in the attacking department.
To that end, Fabrizio Romano claims Real Madrid are eyeing a swoop for Roberto Firmino. The Liverpool star has become the latest player to be shortlisted by Los Blancos, with his current contract at Liverpool expiring at the end of the season.
Formerly of TSG Hoffenheim, Firmino has a stellar track record of performing in Europe. He has scored 110 goals in 361 competitive matches during his time at Liverpool, winning the Premier League and the Champions League title.
A centre forward by trade, Roberto is known for his tactical flexibility and the ability to shift into wider areas to build up the player.
It makes him an appealing target for Real Madrid, who would prefer a versatile striker in their ranks that can not only provide cover for Benzema but also the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.
Real Madrid, though, are yet to hold any discussions with Roberto Firmino just yet. He has just been added to the list of targets and one would expect the Spanish giants to make a move once the season is over and the player becomes a free agent.