Agent: Inter lack respect for Maicon

Maicon could be a step closer to leaving Inter Milan after his agent launched a scathing attack on the Nerazzurri, accusing them of lacking respect for the Brazil defender.

The right-back has been linked with a move away from Inter since Jose Mourinho moved to Real Madrid and speculation is rife he is set to follow his former coach to the Bernabeu.

Inter president Massimo Moratti admitted Maicon might very well not be at the San Siro next season, prompting a furious outburst from the 28-year-old’s agent, Antonio Caliendo.

“Sometimes I ask myself if Inter even have directors. They aren’t showing him any respect,” said Caliendo.

“We know there are players on co-ownership deals, many problems to resolve, a coach has left, a new one has come in, different plans, etc.

“However, it’s amazing they don’t even have five minutes for a player like Maicon and these are things we need to consider. No importance is given to the player at all, I can’t read their thoughts or intentions.

“I read in the newspapers that president Moratti says Maicon won’t be sold for less than €35m. So Maicon is not one of those not for sale, he is on the market.

“Inter aren’t showing him any respect.”

Maicon was one of the most impressive players at the World Cup before Brazil were knocked out by Holland on Friday.

He has played a key part in Inter lifting the Scudetto in each of his four seasons at the San Siro, and helped them clinch the treble last campaign.

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