Maicon terminated the contract with Raposa before signing with Santos. The 33-year-old defender has been approved by the executive branch of football Edo Dracaena and new coach Fabian Bustos.
The main boost to Cruzeiro for 2022, the Maicon was announced and presented at the end of last year as evidence for fans that the upcoming season will be different from the previous one. The athlete’s return to Toca da Raposa helped restore Cruzeiro’s confidence, after two poor campaigns in Série B for the Brazilian Championship. But after three matches, Maicon has already left.
The defender was hired by Cruzeiro’s previous management, had a high salary and a contract until 2024. Residency in Toca da Raposa requires a salary cut, as confirmed by Ronaldo on his Twitch channel. “We are renegotiating the contract with him, so he will not be transferred to the team’s call-ups,” Al-Dhaherah explained, before termination.
Maicon’s last match for Cruzeiro was a 1-0 win over Demokraia, from Governador Valladres, on February 9. Therefore, the defender did not play for three weeks.
Maicon was revealed by Cruzeiro and played for Capofrenze, Nacional, Porto (Por), São Paulo, Galatasaray (Tour) and Al Nasr (São).
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