Maicon will join Shakhtar in winter

FC Shakhtar received a number of queries from the mass media regarding the future of Maicon. Some most controversial rumours surrounded the player’s transfer from Lutsk-based Volyn to our club. To clarify this matter, we addressed FC Shakhtar CEO Sergei Palkin. Here is what he said:

- On 03 September, Maicon arrived in Donetsk, we talked in detail and took the decision that satisfied both the player and the club. The thing is that earlier I had a word with Mircea Lucescu, who expressed regret that Maicon was not able to join Shakhtar for the complete training camp. This means that currently it will be very difficult for him to claim a place among the first eleven.

At the same time, as soon as the public became aware of the circumstances of Maicon’s move to Shakhtar, we were approached by the president of Luhansk-based Zorya Yevhen Heller. He said that his club is interested in the services of Maicon. Now, given the situation, we returned to the topic and reached the agreement that for the nearest six months, until winter, Maicon will play for the Luhansk outfit. Then, he will return to Shakhtar, join the team for the full training camp to join the first team squad.

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