Maicon moves to Man City

Manchester City have signed Brazil international full-back Maicon from Serie A side Inter, Sky Sports has confirmed.

The transfer has gone through for an undisclosed fee and reunites manager Roberto Mancini with a player he knows well, as the pair worked together during Mancini’s time at the San Siro.

Maicon moved to Inter from Monaco in 2006, having arrived in the French league from Brazilian outfit Cruzeiro. While at Inter, Maicon won the Serie A title four times, the Coppa Italia twice, the Champions League once and the World Club Cup once, with much of the haul coming under Mancini.

The 31-year-old has also tasted success at international level, winning the Copa America twice with Brazil, in 2004 and 2007, and the Confederations Cup twice in 2005 and 2009. Maicon has almost 70 caps for his county, having made his debut in 2003.

During his time at Inter Maicon made more than 230 appearances and will compete with Pablo Zabaleta and Micah Richards for a place in side with the Premier League champions.

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