Gaetano Paolillo, an agent involved in Kaka’s signing for Milan back in 2003, has revealed that the Brazilian playmaker could have in fact ran out in the colours of Milan’s city rivals Inter instead.
“Kaka at that precise moment had the desire to go to Milan, other situations simply did not interest him. He hoped to wear the Rossoneri shirt. However, there was a moment when Milan seemed unconvinced about him: in addition to Rui Costa the year before had been spent a lot of money for Rivaldo.
“That is why I decided to talk to Inter, I went to Marco Branca. The Nerazzurri could have signed him over the Rossoneri, however Branca spoke with Hector Cuper and considering that the Argentine played with a 4-4-2 formation it was difficult to find a place for Kaka to fit, so he did not do anything,” Paolillo revealed to TuttoMercatoWeb, a day after Kaka announced his retirement from the professional game aged 36.