AC Milan playmaker Kaka has sent out a warning to his rivals, claiming that his best is yet to come and that only Milan can help him reach it.
Kaka won both the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year during an excellent campaign last year, which culminated in the Brazilian winning his first Champions League crown.
It was not enough for Kaka, however, who now has his sights on winning the awards again before he can be mentioned in the same breath as other legends of the game.
And speaking in Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Kaka admitted the San Siro is the only place feels he can achieve his goal.
“My objective is to win (the Ballon d’Or) again and get closer to the likes of (Johann) Cruyff or (Marco) Van Basten who have three,” he said.
“That is one of my goals, because I think I’m still to reach my best. Milan are the ones who can help me to do that.
“Milan offered me the chance (to come to Europe). They made things so easy for me which is why I’m so strongly linked to this club and why I haven’t thought of playing anywhere else.”
Real Madrid have repeatedly been linked with Kaka, but despite admitting an interest in Spanish football the 25-year-old midfielder said he never entertained any thoughts of joining the Spanish champions.
He said: “I like Spanish football. But I’m used to Italian football where I see it as a challenge to overcome the tactical difficulties.
“With regard to Madrid, my father and agent spoke to them and told them that Kaka would never leave Milan.
“They told Madrid the only possibility would be for them to contact Milan, which they did and my team told them I wasn’t for sale.”