Since the Brazilian's then-record breaking transfer from AC Milan two years ago (quickly smashed by Cristiano Ronaldo's unfathomable fee), Kaka has failed to make much of an impact during two injury-plagued seasons with the new Galacticos.
The arrival of Mesut Ozil in 2010, and the additions of even more talent this summer, has seen the possible playing opportunities for the former World Player of the Year decrease even further.
While the playmaker has been steadfast in his commitment to the club, claiming he will not leave the Santiago Bernabeu until he has become a big hit, he may not have much of a choice.
Recently Jose Mourinho has played down talk regarding Kaka's future, which sparked from his lack of use in some recent games, but has refused to rule out a move.
"Kaka is my player. He has worked very hard since the first day. He hasn't missed one single training session. It was my decision not to play him very much in official matches but a lot during preseason. He is called up for Zaragoza, like the good professional that he is, and he will be on the bench. That Ozil will play is nothing new, but I am happy to look to my side and have a player like him there."
As of the present, it is believed that the player's former club, AC Milan, has launched a €15 million up front bid for the player's full rights, in addition to a secondary offer that would bring Kaka backed to the San Siro on loan for the 2011-2012 season with a permanent option of €20 million due next summer.
That said, I do not believe Kaka will be moving on from Real this season as he represents an incredibly valuable insurance policy for the younger Mesut Ozil. However, I would prefer that he return to the Rossoneri and show the world what he is still very much capable of.
He is too talented a player to flounder on the bench.
And if he wants to make an imprint in the new-look Brazilian side, currently testing out possible formations in the run-up to the 2014 World Cup—hosted by Kaka's native country—he needs to start playing again, and fast.