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Premier League: 10 Important Deadline Day Transfers

2. Maicon - Inter Milan to Manchester City

The Brazilian right-back is now City's third big name with the potential to fill that position; alongside Micah Richards and Pablo Zabaleta. A very experienced player, Maicon has been capped 66 times by his country and was a member of Inter's starting eleven for many years. The 31-year-old has four Serie A titles and Champions League crown to his name. Manchester City's official website confirmed the reasons behind their interest in Maicon, saying: "Roberto Mancini is an admirer of the 31-year-old having worked with him for two seasons while in charge at Inter and the defender is familiar with the 3-5-2 formation the City boss has been experimenting with in pre-season." Wing-back Maicon could be signal to a return to the 3-5-2 formation used by City throughout pre-season. Often playing further forward, the Brazilian has the ability to participate in fast-flowing attacking moves before speeding back to defend. He will arrive in Manchester next week after he returns from international duty. A statement on the Inter Milan club website reads: "He has left an indelible mark on the Inter team that triumphed in Italy, in Europe and in the world. Maic, as he is known by his team-mates, the Colossus to his fans, is turning a new page which might seem a little like his first days at Inter, as he teams up with former boss Roberto Mancini at Manchester City. Heartfelt best wishes from Inter to both of them."
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