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Real Madrid: Kaká is First Official Galactico

ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 01:  Kaka of AC Milan celebrates after scoring the 3:0 goal during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and AC Milan at the Stadio Olimpico on February 01, 2009 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by New Press/Getty Images)
Ann GryCorrespondent IJune 8, 2009

Finally. Ricardo Izecson Dos Santos Leite is a Real Madrid player. We can move to guessing who’s the next Galactico. But we have the first one. All the papers, official sites, Perez and Valdano say “Kaká, es ya jugador del Real Madrid”

After he went to Brazil for international duty, we had hundreds of statements. Galliano went to Madrid, Silvio saying he might sell Kaka, Zidane saying Kaka is already with Los Blancos, Kaka signed Real Madrid’s shirt, Kaka couldn’t resist and texted some journalist that he’s Real Madrid player.

It’s official now. The first Galactico is signed! (the second is still in England)

Anyway, he will probably take the No. 5 shirt, worn previously by Zidane and Cannavaro, both Ballon d'Or winners. The official presentation will be held June 30, after Kaka returns from Brazil. The first match will be on July 26. Kaká admitted that he didn't want to leave Milan, but along with the club's board decided that it would be the best thing to join Los Blancos for €65 million.

Florentino Perez said, that he prepares for signing Cristiano Ronaldo now. And Xabi Alonso. And David Villa. And Franck Ribery. And...

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