Posted on April 28, 2008
AC Milan midfielder Kaka admits he would relish the prospect of playing alongside his Brazil team-mate Ronaldinho at the San Siro next season.
The Rossoneri appear to be in pole position to acquire the playmaker, who is widely thought to be on the move after just 13 appearances for Barcelona this term.
He would add to a growing list of Brazilians already with the Serie A giants.
And Kaka believes the influence of compatriots Dida, Cafu, Serginho, Digao, Alexandre Pato and Ronaldo would help Ronaldinho settle in no time at all.
He told the Lancel newspaper: “He has not forgotten how to play football. He is not having a good time at Barcelona for different reasons that are not easy to talk about, as we are not with him every day.
“If he comes here to Milan, it will be a great signing for the club. He will be welcomed. The Brazilians here will help him a lot.”
Kaka has his own goals to reach, at international as well as club level, earmarking the 2010 World Cup in South Africa as what he hopes will be his defining moment for the Selecao.
He said: “I want to get to the World Cup in the best form. I will be 28 years old by then and at the peak of my career, in maturity and experience.
“It could be a great World Cup for Brazil, with a new coach and new players.”
Kaka also had words of comfort for injured team-mate Ronaldo, who was sidelined until at least November with a knee injury with doubts raised over whether he will play again.
He said: “Ronaldo has always been an example of recovery because of all he has suffered. I think he will prove it again. His will is an example.
“Ronaldo will be back. I do not know if he will do it in Europe, but I am sure he will play again.”