He was well-wrapped against the British summer, snuggled up in an electric blue adidas hoodie under overcast skies after jetting in from Madrid to promote a new pair of boots.
Kaka's career may have lost its way amid injury problems at Real Madrid since a ?56million move from AC Milan but the 29-year-old Brazilian remains a true world icon.
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Painted in a different light: Kaka insists that despite a torrid two years in Spain, he wants to remain with Real Madrid
One quick flash of the golden smile and the cameras whirred into action before he fielded questions in threelanguages inside the Boiler House of the Old Truman Brewery.
Clubsaround the globe may be lining up to lure him from the Bernabeu but Kaka insisted he wanted to stay with Real and prove what he can do.
Outin the brewery yard, he joined Robin van Persie, Nani, Jack Rodwell, Jonjo Shelvey and Fernando Llorente to showcase their skills (not to mention their shiny new adiPower Predator boots) in a bizarre 'It's a Knockout' urban-football-style game.
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Loosely, this involved firing footballs at a variety of targets which included window panes, oil drums, gongs, tyres and road signs. Athletic Bilbao striker Llorente was the only one to find the oil drum (Harry Redknapp take note). Van Persie excelled on the gong. Nani and Liverpool's 19-year-old midfielder Shelvey smashed the windows.
Kaka missed most things, but after an equally surreal game of 'paintball football' (dip balls in paint and try to hit running children with them), he spread mild panic by tossing a ball dripping with blue paint into the crowd.
Earlier, Kaka had addressed the matter of his future, in an effort to clear up confusion sparked by his mother Simone, who wrote on Twitter: 'We are going to be in London next season, where we will be preaching the word of God. We will be there from August.'
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It pointed to a big-money transfer, perhaps a reunion with Carlo Ancelotti, his manager and mentor during six successful years at AC Milan.
But Ancelotti's own future now looks likely to be away from Chelsea and Kaka said: 'My mother is coming to London to preach. She is coming to a congress here in London to speak about God. I want to stay at Real Madrid. This is the truth.
'I want to stay and play there next season. I don't want to think now about playing in the Premier League orgoing back to Brazil or going back to Italy.'
Staying put: Since his ?56m move to Spain, Kaka has been dogged by injury and poor form
Manchester City tried to bring Kaka to the Barclays Premier League with an audacious bid before he left Milan for Madrid in the summer of 2009.
'I refused because I was in the middle of the season in Milan and I chose at that moment to stay,' said the Brazilian. 'Six months later Real Madrid made an offer to Milan and we arrived at a good agreement and I went there.
'If I was going to leave Milan I wanted to play for Real Madrid, and now I want to stay and play at Real Madrid.
'I have had a bad two years personally because of the injuries but this year we won the Spanish Cup, reached the semi-final of the Champions League and finished second in the league. Not bad, but I want to do better. I want to be a winner'
Whether he is there at the start of next season remains to be seen. Real have already acquired another creative midfielder in Nuri Sahin from Borussia Dortmund.
Kaka stifled a chuckle as he referred to the 22-year-old German-born Turkey international as 'healthy competition' but others think it nudges him further out of Jose Mourinho's plans, with Mesut Ozil already the playmaker of choice for the Real boss.
Mourinho's own future may be the significant factor for Kaka, but the Brazilian proved his commitment to the cause by backing Real in their lingering dispute with arch-rivals Barcelona.
UEFA have rejected Real's claims that Marcelo was the victim of racial abuse from Sergio Busquets in the Champions League semi-final but the bitterness continues.
'Real Madrid have strong motives,' said Kaka. 'We are trying to fight for our rights. That's why Real Madrid is trying to clean this up. Not just for us but for everyone who loves football.'
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