Brazilian insists he only wants ‘love and support’, until fit.
AC Milan’s Brazilian playmaker, Kaká, has claimed he doesn’t want to be paid a salary until he is fit after suffering a fresh injury whilst making his (second) debut for the club last weekend, following his move from Real Madrid.
Kaká could be out for up to a month with the thigh injury sustained during the team’s 2-2 draw at Torino on Saturday – his first game for the Italian giants since rejoining them from Real Madrid for free on a two-year contract on deadline day.
The 31-year-old midfielder suffered a left adductor problem during the match and was substituted as Milan struggled to a draw, only equalising in the 5th minute of injury time, after coming from 2 goals behind.
In light of this latest setback, the Milan hero has stated that he doesn’t wish to receive a salary whilst injured, only ‘love and support’ until he is fit to wear the red and black again.
I have spoken at length with the club and in the end I decided that I don’t want anything from Milan except love and support until I’m fully fit and ready to play.
So I have decided to not to be paid for this period of time. The only thing that I ask is the support and help to recover in the best way.
I have started my rehabilitation and the support from you [the fans] and everything I have heard in the last couple of days really drives me on and makes me determined to come back as soon as possible.
Kaká originally left the San Siro club for a (brief) world record transfer of £56m in 2009 – but the 2007 World Player of the Year endured a miserable time at the Bernabéu, suffering injuries and severe losses of form which inhibited his position as a regular starter, leading to his eventual return to Serie A.