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Kaka out to make history with Real Madrid

Kaka spoke of his desire to become a Real Madrid legend after being unveiled as the club's first signing of the new galacticos era.

The Brazil international was paraded in front of around 50,000 fans at the Bernabeu just hours after helping his country to lift the Confederations Cup.

He said: said: "Today is a very happy day for me. I'm very happy because this new stage of my career will be at Real Madrid.

"I hope to write my name into the history of this club with many victories and successes.''

Kaka will officially be joined at the Spanish club by Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday when his world record £80m move goes through. It means Kaka's £56m move from AC Milan will only top the record books for a matter of days. They will not be the last of the big money signings following the return of Florentina Perez as club president.

The 27-year-old playmaker will wear the number eight shirt. In a lavish presentation, the player was brought out on to a stage which displayed Real's nine European Cup trophies, a giant screen and a backdrop of four huge images showing club legends Raul, Juanito, Di Stefano and Zinedine Zidane.

"It reminded me of Ronaldinho's presentation at Milan. It's been an unforgettable day,'' said Kaka. "It make you proud to be here. And this motivates you to obtain titles and wins.

"I'm hoping to do big things and score many goals."

The 27-year-old had been linked to other clubs during the last six months, including Chelsea and Manchester City, but he was adamant Madrid was his first-choice destination.

"In January, Milan opened the doors to negotiations for the first time. I thought that it was not the time to leave,'' he said. "Then at the end of the Italian season, they called me and said there were offers for me.

"I always said that if one day I left Milan I would like to play at Madrid, because everyone who has played here has told me great things about the club.''

When asked about former Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti's hopes of taking him to Chelsea, Kaka added: "I was honest with him, thanked him for everything, but I gave him the same reasons as I've told you now to explain why I preferred Madrid.''

Kaka said he was not worried that another big name signing, in Ronaldo, would create tensions within the squad.

"It will be a privilege to play alongside him," Kaka said. "There won't be any rivalry with Cristiano. We are compatible on and off the pitch. We are experienced players and there is no room for jealousy."

He was happy to admit that Real must find the right blend in the squad to win trophies.

"From my experience I have learned that talent alone is not enough. There are many talented players who have won nothing and others with less ability who have been successful," he said.

"It is good to have talented players but they have to sacrifice themselves for the team."

Spain defender Raul Albiol, who has joined Real for €15m from Valencia, is also expected to be presented later this week.

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