Kaka to be made Milan vice-captain
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Kaka is to become vice-captain of AC Milan following his return to the Serie A club from Real Madrid, according to Rossoneri vice-president Adriano Galliani.
The Brazilian returned to Milan on transfer deadline day, sealing a "return home" after four seasons in Spain. He previously played his way into the Rossoneri fans' hearts and was given a hero's reception upon his return a week ago, and that status is now to be confirmed by being made vice-captain.
"Riccardo Montolivo is and remains our captain, but almost certainly (Kaka) will be vice-captain," Galliani told Sky. "Let's not forget the six years he played with this shirt."
Kaka wore the captain's armband on his return to action for Milan in a 4-0 friendly win against Chiasso at the weekend, although that was a gift from Marco Amelia, who was due to lead the team onto the field. "It was great to play again," Kaka told Mediaset Premium on Saturday. "There is margin for improvement. I'm 31 and I've learnt a lot. I'm able to make better decisions and fewer mistakes."
That is precisely what Milan are expecting from him this season, as part of what Galliani feels is a formidable attack. "Kaka and [Ricardo] Saponara are two additional weapons for Milan," he said. "We have an extraordinary attack now and we're going to attack all the time.
"Kaka looked to be in good shape during the friendly. He's not going to take a place away from [Stephan] El Shaarawy or anybody. In fact, he will do the whole team good."