Kaka passes Real Madrid medical

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Kaka successfully passed his medical with Real Madrid this morning, the Primera Division giants have confirmed.

The 27-year-old had already completed a first set of medical tests with Madrid whilst on international duty in Brazil prior to the official announcement of his transfer from AC Milan on 8 June.

Kaka, who Madrid have paid Milan a fee reportedly in the region of £56m for, will be presented by his new club at the Bernabeu this evening at a ceremony starting at 2030 local time.

The former Sao Paulo player arrived in Madrid this morning having just helped Brazil win the Confederations Cup in South Africa - being named player of the tournament in the process.

Kaka underwent various tests at the Sanitas La Moraleja Hospital in the Spanish capital, which he passed with flying colours according to the club's medical team.

Carlos Diez, Real Madrid's medical chief, said: "The tests taken today show that he is a player in perfect condition to play football at the highest level as has been seen at the Confederations Cup.

"These test have been done to complement the ones done in Brazil. We have incorporated new protocols, such as a biomechanic study, which allows us to study the player and be able to prevent future injuries and optimise his performances."

Kaka, who has agreed a six-year contract, was the first signing confirmed by Madrid after Florentino Perez returned to the club presidency at the start of this month.

Soon after bringing in the Brazilian, Perez also agreed a world-record £80million fee with Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo.

That deal was finalised on Friday night and will come into effect from tomorrow, with Ronaldo, who like Kaka will be tied to the Spanish giants until 2015, being presented on July 6.

Aside from Kaka and Ronaldo, Madrid also struck a deal to sign Valencia defender Raul Albiol last week for a fee believed to be around £13million, while the likes of Franck Ribery, David Villa and Xabi Alonso are all being linked with moves to the Bernabeu as Perez relaunches the famous 'galacticos' policy that he presided over during his first tenure at the club.

Then, whilst president from 2000-06, Perez sanctioned the big-money signings of superstars such as Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham, Luis Figo and Ronaldo, a policy that reaped indifferent rewards with Madrid winning seven trophies under Perez in total but none in his final three years.

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