Brazil international Maicon has completed his move to AS Roma for a fee of £3m from Manchester City.
The 31-year-old right-back found himself surplus to the requirements at Manchester City after failing to displace Pablo Zabaleta. He moved to Manchester only last summer but failed to set the league alight as many predicted.
Maicon found out that he has no future at Manchester City after his new manager Manuel Pellegrini left him out of the pre-season tour to South Africa. The move to Serie A will be sigh of relief for the former Nearazzurri man who had performed at his best while in Italy.
Maicon, who played his best football for the Brazil national team and at Inter Milan, will be hoping to recapture his old form after moving back to Serie A.
The man who succeeded Brazil's greatest right back Cafu in the Selecao side had a forgettable season in the English Premier League. Maicon lost his place in the national team to Dani Alves and was not even in contention for the recently concluded Confederations Cup.
Maicon will be hoping to get his career back on track with just a year left until the World Cup with this move back to Italy.
The former UEFA Champions League and Club World Cup winner had also won the Confederations Cup and Copa America during his peak years.
Maicon was also a part of the 2010 World Cup's all-star team and had also won UEFA Club defender of the year award among many plaudits. His vast experience will be a handy addition to AS Roma who are building quite a team for the upcoming season.
He was known for his attacking contributions with overlapping runs, dangerous crosses and some wonderful goals. Maicon will join the Stadio Olimpicio side along with Holland International Kevin Strootman. The hopes will be pretty high on the Serie A side after their latest acquisitions.
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