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11 Jul 2013
Defender Kaká was presented for the second time at Deportivo; on this opportunity signing a two-year contract with the Galician outfit. The Brazilian man said that he returns for the fans and in order to help Depor.

Claudiano Bezerra ‘Kaká’ was presented on Wednesday at the Plaza de Pontevedra. The act took place between the two training sessions scheduled for the day. Hours before he completed the first training of his pre-season and one hour later he was completing the second session held in Abegondo.

The centre-back returns to Deportivo after his past loan experience, and this time signing a two-year contract. In the Primera campaign he only played six matches but still, coach Fernando Vázquez asked for his return and the club has fulfilled the petition.

During the presentation, Lendoiro said that Kaká is a player that everybody wanted at Depor, "It was one of the persons that has garnered the greater attention at the end of last season. If you make a poll, then we would realize of his importance despite it was not enough to save the situation. We are grateful for his collaboration in all aspects.”

“There was no doubt if his signing for the coach, neither from the tactical aspect nor from the human standpoint. We’re all convinced that it’s a great signing and hopefully he will be for many years at Deportivo. We also hope that he’ll leave a mark in the city. He’s very important and beloved inside the changing room.” Depor’s president added.

Kaká and Lendoiro during the presentation

The Brazilian centre-back talked to reporters and said that he was happy to stay and fight for the goal of the promotion, “"I am delighted by the confidence of the president and the people who are at the club, they give me an opportunity to have more time and show my work and return to Primera Division, which is the goal.”

"I think I will have the opportunity to make a very good season, because I’ve the chance to make the pre-season stage with the other players. When I arrived (in January), we were in the middle of the competition and it is very difficult to meet the partners in only a few days. Hopefully I can help more compared to the past spell of five months.” He added.

Finally, Kaká emphasized the good environment inside the changing room and the support of the fans, “Why to return to Depor? Because the players that I met were always welcoming me and also for the fans. On here I learned to enjoy of the team. The fans are one of the reasons why I returned, besides I want to help Deportivo with my work.”




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