Il Tempo: Maicon’s renewal is steps away

Il Tempo journalist Alessandro Austini released an update regarding the renewal of Roma’s Douglas Maicon:

Austini reports that the Brazilian right-back is extremely close to a renewal of his contract until 2017. The Brazilian will receive a pay raise and will likely retire from football as a member of the Giallorossi. A definitive “yes” has already come from Walter Sabatini and Rudi Garcia on the renewal of the player and within recent days, the “yes” from James Pallotta arrived after meeting with Maicon’s agent, Roberto Calenda, in a hotel in Manchester during the team’s Champions League encounter with Manchester City.

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