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Report: Roma consider mutual termination for defender Maicon after injury hit season

Roma's Maicon celebrates after scoring against Empoli during their Serie A match at Stadio Olimpico on 31st January, 2015
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Roma are considering whether to offer to mutually terminate defender Maicon’s contract, according to reports.

Newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, as cited by website Football Italia, claims that the Giallorossi are running out of patience with Maicon, due to a persistent knee problem.

The 33 year-old, who was signed on a free transfer from Manchester City in July 2013, last featured in Serie A in Roma’s 1-1 draw with Empoli in January and has only made an appearance in their Coppa Italia quarter-final defeat to Fiorentina since.

Head Coach Rudi Garcia has suggested that it is unclear when Maicon might be able to return and La Gazzetta dello Sport believes he could be moved on in the summer transfer window, despite his contract expiring in June 2016.

A possible next move for Maicon could be to Major League Soccer [MLS], though much will depend on the state of his injury problem, which centres around the cartilage in his right knee.

It has limited the Brazil international - capped 76 times - to just 19 appearances so far this season, which is notably less than the 31 he managed last term.

If Maicon does move on, then Torino’s Bruno Peres would seem to be the player Roma have pinpointed to replace him.

 
 

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