Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Maicon Rumour Back

Maicon Rumour Back

According to The Telegraph, Roberto Mancini will try to raid his former club, Inter Milan for arguably the world's best right-back, Maicon:

Mancini also wants to move for Maicon, the powerful Brazilian international right-back who he coached at Inter Milan and whose representatives have wanted to move to the Premier League for some time.

They tried to interest Chelsea last summer, with Inter wanting to do a deal involving Ricardo Carvalho and Deco moving to Italy in exchange, but this was vetoed by Carlo Ancelotti.

With Micah Richards struggling and Pablo Zabletta only regarded as cover, the right-back position is a problem for City. They may also look to improve the other flank, although Lescott, when fit, could move over if Mancini does not rate Wayne Bridge, who has struggled since his move from Chelsea. Again Maicon would command a significant transfer fee.

If Mancini signs both (Maicon & Chiellini), they are unlikely to be the last arrivals from either Italy or from Inter, with Jose Mourinho also wanting to continue the overhaul of his squad at the San Siro.


We have been linked to Maicon before but there hasn't been much substance behind the deal. However, we now have a big name manager in Mancini who Maicon has worked under previously. He would probably cost around £20m. And the fact that both Richards and Zabaleta have been unable to stamp their names on the right-back spot could prompt a move.

Do you think we have a chance of securing Maicon's services?



Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:bigal84
Date:Monday December 21 2009
Time: 7:00PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
No
MCFC_Goatboy
21/12/2009 18:58:00
0
I have no problem with it (just for the record LOL)
BlueWolfie
21/12/2009 18:58:00
0
None at all Goat?
scragg
21/12/2009 19:01:00
0
Just answering the question - 'Do you think we have a chance of securing Maicon's services?'.
MCFC_Goatboy
21/12/2009 19:03:00
0
Yes. Sorry, what was the middle bit?
BlueWolfie
21/12/2009 19:28:00
0
YES
mcfcthriller
21/12/2009 20:59:00
0
Maicon would be a amazing coup. Daniel alves is regarded as the best right back in the world, yet maicon is brazils first choice right back. Hes better than alves. I hope this rumour becomes reality. All city need is to tighten up at the back and possibly sign a striker for adebayor going africa nations and we will be ok.
Super City Slicker
21/12/2009 21:51:00
0
Amazingly I'm in agreement with MCFC_Goatboy on this. In addition I would say we need defensively-minded full backs just now, not attacking wingbacks like Maicon. He is a very good player but I just don't see how he would help secure City at the back. We've conceded 9 goals in three games... And thrown away leads regularly by bad defending.
Sindbad
22/12/2009 14:34:00
0
Money wont be a problem but i agree with Goat - no chance.
Thaibluefan
23/12/2009 22:42:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

(Video) Man City Fans Are NOT Plastic!

Forget what you've heard - the reputation of all Manchester City fans as plastic is nonsense. In their first ever Champions League semi-final, Blues showed the world...

(Video) NFL Star & City Fans In Los Angeles & NY

The official Manchester City Football Club website has been running a couple of features on football / soccer supporters, who follow MCFC in the United States of America.

(Video) Preview: Southampton v Manchester City

By the time a ball gets kicked at St Mary's for the late kick off on Sunday afternoon the Premier League title may well have been won by this season's surprise package, Leicester City.

Saints v Man City Live Streams & TV Coverage

Manchester City travel to St Mary's Stadium this weekend to take on Ronald Koeman's Southampton.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from
As featured on NewsNow: Real Madrid news
Real Madrid News 24/7  

Site Journalists

Tudor
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Sedgie
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many goals, if any will City score against Southampton?
Suggested By: Tudor
Five or more2%
Four2%
Three31%
Two40%
One11%
City won't score14%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 35 22 10 3 76 30
2 Spurs 35 19 12 4 69 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 35 19 7 9 64 32
5 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
6 Man Utd 34 17 8 9 59 12
7 Liverpool 34 15 10 9 55 13
8 Southampton 35 15 9 11 54 12
9 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
10 Chelsea 34 12 11 11 47 7
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
14 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
15 Swansea 35 10 10 15 40 -15
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

May 1 2016 4:00PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 8 2016 4:00PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.cityman513
2.fifthcolumnblue1