Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Orlando City confirm Kaka deal

The midfielder will join the new MLS franchise as a Designated Player on January 1, while the Rossoneri confirmed a mutual agreement to part ways with the Brazilian
Orlando City SC have confirmed the signing of Kaka from AC Milan.

The Brazil international will join the MLS club in January on a free transfer after Milan confirmed they have terminated his contract.

“Orlando City SC announced today it has signed global soccer icon Kak√° to a multi-year contract,” read a statement from the Florida club on Tuesday.

“The signing marks yet another historic milestone in the club’s journey to joining Major League Soccer starting in the 2015 season.”

The MLS outfit also confirmed the 32-year-old will return home to join the club where he began his career, Sao Paulo, on loan for the Brasileirao 2014 season before joining up with his new team next year.

"I have said before that I wanted to play in America," he said. "It is a dream come true.

"MLS is growing so fast, I want to do my part to help to grow the sport in this country."

He joins Orlando for what will be their first season as an MLS side after being confirmed as an expansion club for the 2015 season.

Kaka becomes the second big name to move to USA this summer following David Villa's transfer to New York City from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid.

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