Former AC Milan star Ricardo Kaka has hinted that he is close to calling time on an illustrious playing career.
The 35-year-old enjoyed a golden spell with the Rossoneri between 2003-2009, winning the Ballon d’Or during that period as well as the Champions League.
Kaka joined MLS expansion team Orlando City in 2015, becoming the highest-paid player in MLS history in the process.
However, the former Brazil international has admitted it may soon be time to call it a day due to the effects playing has on his body.
He told Globo Esporte: “I finish playing a game and feel a lot of pain.
“My body starts to feel it, and it no longer brings me that much happiness, it takes a lot more to do the same job.
“Kids can play today and again tomorrow. I’m 35, I take longer to recover, it’s a different rhythm. You can feel when the time is coming.
“I would love to have a career like Zinedine Zidane. He stopped playing, took some time, realised he liked coaching and started working in the youth academy. I could follow a similar path.”