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Kaká happy to be joining São Paulo and excited ahead of new America project

The Brazilian with his 100 goals shirt
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Kaká has expressed his happiness at returning to São Paulo and joining Orlando City after it was confirmed that he would be departing Italy.

The 32-year-old admitted the opportunity to play football in America was too good to turn down.

Football Italia quoted the Brazilian after he spoke to Milan Channel, he said: “I’ve always said I wanted to play in America one day and now I have reached an agreement to play there.

“Now I will go on loan to São Paulo and then I will begin my adventure in America.

“Orlando City are a new team with a good project and they have a Brazilian owner. I am happy to be going back to São Paulo, it is a great feeling for me.”

Kaká was insistent that his decision to leave AC Milan wasn’t linked with them missing out on Champions League football.

He also revealed that he wouldn’t be wearing the number 22 shirt again because that jersey remains solely with the Rossoneri.

“It’s been a difficult year for everyone, but for me to come back to Milan and reach 300 matches wearing this shirt, as well as reaching 100 goals, has been great,” Kaka said.

“My choice to leave is not linked to the fact Milan aren’t in the Champions League, it’s for a different kind of project.

“I won’t wear the number 22 anymore, I wanted to leave this as a sign to the Milan fans. In Brazil I think I will wear the number eight, then in America the number 10.”


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