Maicon not in Pellegrini plans
Maicon will not be part of Manchester City’s first-team squad
The Brazil international right-back was brought in from Inter
last summer by Roberto Mancini but started just four times in the
New City boss Manuel Pellegrini did not select the 31-year-old
for the tour of South Africa and, speaking after defeat to
Supersport United in Pretoria, the Chilean confirmed his time at
City is up.
He told the club website: “Maicon didn’t come here to the
pre-season and he will not be in the squad at Manchester City this
Pellegrini is in the market for further new signings having
already welcomed Fernandinho and Jesus Navas to the club.
Top of his list is a striker to replace Carlos Tevez, and a new
arrival is expected before the end of July.
“It’s difficult to say exactly which day but before the end of
the month we will have a new attacker,” he said.