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Kaka faces Real Madrid exit door

6.47K   //    25 Nov 2012, 15:50 IST

Real Madrid’s Kaka (R) and Real Betis’ Angel Lopez battle for the ball during their Spanish First Division soccer match at Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville November 24, 2012.

Reports in Spanish newspaper El Confidencial suggest that Real Madrid playmaker Kaka could be leaving the Club either during the January transfer window or at the end of the season.

The paper goes on to suggest that Kaka has handed in a transfer request due to his frustration which stems from a lack of game time on the pitch.

The 30-year-old Brazil international joined Los Blancos in the summer of 2009, and despite winning a clutch of trophies at the Santiago Bernabeu is not a first-choice name on the Madrid team sheet. This has been in part due to the rise in stock of German midfielder Mesut Ozil, who adopted the mantle of playmaker in chief soon after the arrival of Jose Mourinho in 2010 after being unveiled as one of the Portuguese tactician’s first signings shortly after the conclusion of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Injuries have also blighted the former AC Milan‘s time in Spain.

In 2010, soon after the arrival of Ozil, Kaka underwent surgery on a long-standing knee injury and was out for a period of eight months. The German international used that time to cement his place in the starting XI.

Soon after his return, in March of 2011, he suffered a similar injury, keeping him out for a few more weeks.

The arrival of Luka Modric from English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur has not aided his cause either.

Should Kaka wish to leave the Spanish capital, there will be no dearth of suitors for him. His current contract lasts for six years, and several MLS clubs are interested in bringing him across the Atlantic.

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