Maicon and Real Madrid: Neverending story

Maicon is, at present, the player that has more options to strengthen the right back of Real Madrid. His role at Inter Milan has changed and the new philosophy of cuts and rejuvenation that will implement Massimo Moratti, president of the Italian club, approaches him to the team coaching by Mourinho.

Maicon and Mourinho at Inter Milan
Maicon and Mourinho

Inter has opened the doors to the Brazilian player although his contract ends in 2014, believing that his cycle in this team has come to end and the aim is to remove one of the highest salaries of the squad. Who has been one of the best right-backs in recent years has played an irregular season last year, alternating good games with others worse. He also went through an injury.

The new Inter coach, Andrea Stramaccion, has given approval to the sale operation. He agrees with the philosophy of Moratti. It is time to stop the economic waste and find young players. Maicon, who is 30 and earns 4 million euros net, is for sale.

Real Madrid could sign Maicon for less than half of what white team offered two years ago when Mourinho asked Florentino Perez for his hiring. The selling price Inter Milan has established to sale the Brazilian player is 10 million euros, a figure well below the 25 million that white club offered two summers ago.

The stage is favorable for Real Madrid, which has already initiated the first contact to assess whether it is worthwhile to undertake the operation from a sporting and economic perspective. On the first point, Mourinho has no doubt that Maicon still has football and can play at least two more seasons at a high level. He is a unique player and profitable, according to the Portuguese. Maicon turns 31 on July 26, but his case is similar to Carvalho. Mourinho thinks he can get a good performance.

To try again to sign Maicon is to come back to the first objective Mourinho set himself when arrived at Real Madrid. It was his first request to Florentino Perez. The Portuguese had already spoken with the Brazilian to follow him in his new adventure, but after talks with his agent, Antonio Caliendo, the operation fell apart due to the high economic pretensions of the defender.

The player asked a 5 million euros salary and Inter was also a problem to Real Madrid. But Mourinho was disappointed with Maicon. Time seems to have healed this wound. Today, there are again the ideal conditions for this transfer can be realized. But Real Madrid is not going to go crazy. Some say that the first offer Real Madrid is going to send Inter Milan, is not over 5 million euros. We'll see.

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