Orlando City have talked up links between themselves and Real Madrid forward Ricky Kaka, suggesting a possible link-up in 2015.
The 31-year-old is on vacation in Florida and late last week visited the American third division outfit, who are part-owned by Brazilian billionaire Flavio Augusto da Silva, reportedly a personal friend of the player’s.
It prompted rumours of a possible future link-up on the field and the club’s head Coach Adrian Heath has since played them up.
“I believe it is very possible to get him here,” the former Everton and Burnley midfielder told WFTV 9 this week.
“You don’t have to be Einstein to work out that his contract ends right around the same time we expect to be in the MLS. It would be unbelievable for our club.
“We have to keep our own identity. We believe in the pathway we have planned out. And in that pathway there are two or three big time players.
“Is it going to be Kaka or will it be someone else? Who knows.”
Kaka, who has been linked this summer with a return to Milan, has previously been paired with the MLS, with LA Galaxy thought to have previously considered his signature.