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Agent: Mancini convinced Maicon to join Manchester City


Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was the man who convinced Maicon to make the switch to the Etihad Stadium, according to the player's agent.

The 31-year-old left-back, who has been capped 66 times by Brazil, attracted interested from the likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, but opted to terminate his contract with Inter Milan to join the Premier League champions on transfer deadline day.

''Maicon chose Manchester City after rather a long evaluation process. All the top clubs who needed someone in that role came looking for Maicon, from Real Madrid via José Mourinho to PSG, Chelsea and others,'' Roberto Calenda told Sky Sport Italia.

''Maicon made his decision when Roberto Mancini called, as he had started his Inter adventure with this coach seven years ago.

''There were times during the season when he thought about staying, as he is very tied to the club colours, but after seven years together it was only right that this story should come to an end.

''I'd like to point out that at no point did Maicon demand to be sold, even when there were important proposals in the past. Unlike others, he never put his foot down or made life difficult. He played every Inter game with the utmost determination.''


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