Football: Frustrated Kaka says he wants to leave Real Madrid
MADRID (REUTERS) - Real Madrid's Brazilian playmaker Kaka has told the Spanish club he wants to leave after deciding he will not get sufficient playing time under new coach Carlo Ancelotti.
The 31-year-old has failed to reproduce the form that won him a World Player of the Year award in 2007 since he joined Real from AC Milan for a fee of 65 million euros (S$111 million) in 2009.
Real have several players ahead of him in the pecking order, including Germany's Mesut Ozil and Spain's Isco, and Kaka said he hoped to move on before the transfer window closes on Sept 2.
"The club knows I want to leave and I would like them to help me find a solution for my exit," he told reporters on Thursday after scoring two goals in a 4-0 win in a friendly at Deportivo La Coruna.