Milan finally brought in a top-class playmaker to operate in the hole behind the Rossoneri's front two.
Kaka has arrived on a free transfer from Real Madrid, four years after moving in the opposite direction for €70 million.
It did not work out with Los Merengues on the pitch, with Kaka always struggling to shine in the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo—the other Galactico that signed for Real Madrid in the summer of 2009.
Kaka is still in excellent condition though, and while he was not utilised in his preferred role, he still delivered quality from the bench throughout his time in Madrid, it was his inability to make himself a difference maker that made his time so unsuccessful.
With just 85 league matches in four seasons and a decreased workload for the Selecao, we can expect Kaka to be a young 31-year-old.
In that role just behind the strikers, Kaka will be able to thrive, especially as he offers much more than the blistering speed that largely defined him as a player in his prime.
Carlo Ancelotti said as much in an interview with Eurosport, “(He wasn’t) at Zinedine Zidane’s level, but almost. The second-best player I’ve coached and definitely the most intelligent."
Milan have a system that appears to be a simpler way of playing compared to Juventus, especially in Italian football, which should be to their benefit.
Kaka is the final piece to be able to ensure that the 4-4-2 diamond can be a highly effective system for the Rossoneri.