Transfer market intermediary Antonio Caliendo has revealed that Maicon was all set to join Real Madrid after Inter’s historic treble winning season with Inter back in 2009/10.

In an interview with, Caliendo, who oversaw the Brazilian’s transfer from AS Monaco to Inter in 2006, explained how much he thinks Maicon would cost teams to buy nowadays.

“Today, Maicon would cost teams around €100 million,” Caliendo remarked in the interview.

He then went on to discuss Maicon’s transfer to Real Madrid which looked to be all done but then collapsed.

“I had an agreement with Real Madrid for €30 million but Marco Branca behaved incorrectly. He first made me negotiate with Real Madrid and then told me that the president did not want to sell Maicon.

“In the end I found out that Massimo Moratti knew nothing about any of this. I do not know why the transfer was blocked because it also blocked Maicon’s career.”

Maicon spent six years with Inter and during that time he was one of the best full backs on the planet. In his time with the club, he made a total of 249 appearances across all competitions in which he scored 20 goals and provided 50 assists for his teammates. He also won 11 trophies during his time with the Nerazzurri.

Maicon left Inter for Manchester City and has also since played for Roma, Avai and most recently Criciuma, who he left at the end of last year.