Mourinho: Kaká is still an option
José Mourinho has stressed that Kaká is still an option at Real Madrid and added that the playmaker will get some more game time this season.
The 30-year-old has had a turbulent summer at the Bernabéu with a number of clubs looking to acquire his services, in particular former club AC Milan.
However, no clubs were financially able to sign the outcast playmaker, who has yet to feature in an official game for Madrid this term, and a move did not materialise.
"Neither Kaká nor anyone else is a dead weight," Mourinho stated at a press conference.
"Against Granada we went in another direction, [Karim] Benzema, [Jose] Callejon, and [Luka] Modric played and we also wanted to give some rest to those who played against Barca.
"The three who were left out were the first choices, but there will be a time when Kaká will be an option once more."
The Seleção international, who joined Madrid in the summer of 2009 for €68.5 million, has struggled for game time during his spell at the Bernabeu.
The former World Player of the Year has been reduced to a supporting role due to a number of injuries and a loss of form.
Kaká has only made around 70 appearances as players such as Mesut Özil and recent arrival Luka Modrić are ahead of him in Jose Mourinho’s plans.