Juventus signing Ronaldo should give Milan optimism – Kaka

Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus arrival surely spells doom for the rest of Serie A, but Kaka says AC Milan should look at it positively.

Cristiano Ronaldo has moved from Real Madrid to Juventus.   -  Getty Images

Juventus' shock signing of Cristiano Ronaldo should give AC Milan optimism about becoming "great again" as it goes through a turbulent period in its history, according to Serie A great Kaka.

Despite being one of Italy's biggest clubs, Milan has endured a difficult few years, failing to finish in the Champions League spots since the 2012-13 campaign.

The best Milan has done since then is two sixth-place finishes in the past two seasons, while it also has financial difficulties.

Its hopes of bridging the gap to champions Juve next term was surely dashed with its signing of reigning Ballon d'Or holder Ronaldo, but Kaka — who enjoyed seven years in Milan across two spells — has a rather more optimistic outlook.

The Brazilian thinks Milan should actually use the signing as inspiration and evidence that significant setbacks do not always result in eternal doom and gloom.

"I prefer to see the positive side [about Ronaldo's signing]," Kaka told Omnisport.

"This thing has to be an example for Milan. Even with a negative period, it's possible to become great again.

"They have to take advantage of this moment because the attention is on Italian football.

"Cristiano Ronaldo brings many good things to Italian football; media, sponsors and supporters keen to see him and Italian teams.

"For Italian football, it's the moment to take advantage of this player."

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