Maycon is Shakhtar midfielder

Sunday, June 17, 2018

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FC Shakhtar signed a contract with Maycon de Andrade

The 20-year-old player is a graduate of the Corinthians academy, with whom he became the Champion of Brazil in 2017. In the title-winning season, Maycon was the major central midfielder of the Timao: 36 apps, 1 goal and 3 assists in the Serie A.
 
The deal with Shakhtar is effective for five years.
 
Player profile
 
Maycon de Andrade Barberan (Maycon)
Born on July 15, 1997 in Sao Paulo, Brazil,
Role: midfielder
Height: 175 cm
 
He made a total of 89 appearances for Corinthians, netting 7 goals. He also played on loan for Ponte Preta.
 
With the Brazil U20 team, he made 8 apps and scored 1 goal.
 
Sergei Palkin, FC Shakhtar CEO:
 
- We were watching Maycon for about a year. Even back in the winter we understood that Fred would be leaving, that's why we reached an agreement with Corinthians on the transfer well in advance, and today we’ve just signed the contract. Maycon is one of the best and most talented players in this role in Brazil, we could even say the best one. He constantly plays for the Brazil U20 team; at his age of 20 he’s made over 80 apps with the Corinthians first team, which suggests he’s got some great talent and serious prospects. The experts compare him with Fred, and we believe that Maycon will reach the level of Fred and, perhaps, will get even stronger. Therefore, I want to repeat that we pin our hopes on the footballer and see that he’s got great prospects.