by Fitzgerald Cecilio

Madrid, Spain

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is optimistic newly-appointed coach Carlo Ancelotti can reignite Kaka's career after injuries limited the Brazilian's contributions to the team.

Kaka, 31, arrived at the Bernabeu for €62 million in 2009 coming from AC Milan where he played under Ancelotti.

There were speculation that Madrid was trying to unload Kaka, a former Ballon d'Or winner, with his huge contract thought to be a concern.

Nonetheless, Perez declared Kaka is staying at the club next season and acknowldges that he is still "one of the greats of the game."

"Kaka is a phenomenon, but he got injured in the last World Cup and had to have an operation on his knee," Perez said.

Despite limied playing time, Kaka remains very popular and is the second most followed footballer on Twitter, after Cristiano Ronaldo.

"He is charming and excites the fans. I'm optimistic that, under Ancelotti, who knows him very well, he can be the same magical Kaka again that we signed," Perez quipped.

Madrid has been stacking on young players lately, signing Asier Illarramendi Friday following deals with Isco, Casemiro and Dani Carvajal.

 

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