Manchester City sign Inter defender Maicon

The Premier League champions have completed a move for the Brazil full-back and have also confirmed that goalkeeper Richard Wright has finalised a switch to the Etihad Stadium
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Manchester City have completed the signing of Brazilian defender Maicon from Inter. revealed on Wednesday that the Premier League champions were stepping up their attempts to sign the full-back, with the Serie A club having now confirmed that the 31-year-old is joining Roberto Mancini's side.

Maicon spent six years at Inter, winning four Serie A titles as well as the Champions League - under Jose Mourinho in 2010 - during a successful spell in Italy.

The former Cruzeiro star is now reunited with City boss Roberto Mancini, who initially signed the Brazilian from Monaco back in 2006 during his time in charge at San Siro.

"I'm very happy to have signed with Manchester City," the defender told City TV. "I can't wait to go to the Etihad Stadium and meet the fans that supported the club last year, and I hope they support me this year and we can bring a lot of good results. Cheers."

With deals for Maicon and Scott Sinclair already completed, City have also confirmed that they have finalised a deal to take goalkeeper Richard Wright to the Etihad Stadium, a move that was exclusively revealed by on Thursday. understands that Mancini is also in the market for Benfica midfielder Javi Garcia, as well as Fiorentina defender Matija Nastasic ahead of the transfer window closing on Friday night.