Brazil and AC Milan legend Kaká came so close to strutting his stuff in Central America and has revealed how close he came to ending his career in Mexico.

The former attacking midfielder spent seven years at San Siro over two spells before spending his final three seasons with Orlando City.

The 36-year-old won the World Cup in 2002 with the Selecao and was instrumental in Milan’s 2007 Champions League victory.

But Kaka has claimed that he almost signed for a Liga MX side in 2017.

“I played three years in MLS but the opportunity to play in Mexico was there when my contract at Orlando ended,” he told reporters.

“At that point I had to decide whether I wanted to continue playing or now. I spoke with a team from Mexico, but in the end I decided not to carry on. I would prefer to not say who it was. I will leave that to the imagination of the fans.”

Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, commonly known as Kaká, is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. Owing to his performances at A.C. Milan where he was an elite playmaker, Kaká is widely considered one of the best players of his generation.

With success at club and international level, he is one of eight players to have won the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Champions League and the Ballon d’Or.

Kaká made his professional club debut at age 18 at São Paulo FC in Brazil in 2001. After being named to the Bola de Ouro as the best player in the 2002 Campeonato Brasileiro, in 2003 he joined Italian club A.C. Milan for a fee of €8.5 million.

At AC Milan, the club where he spent his prime years, Kaká won a Serie A title and was named the Serie A Footballer of the Year twice.