If only everything in life was this simple and clearcut.
Inter Milan defender Maicon would relish the chance to follow former coach Jose Mourinho to Real Madrid.
The highly-rated 28-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Spanish capital in the wake of Mourinho’s switch from Inter to the Bernabeu.
Manchester City are also believed to be be interested in the Brazil full-back, but Maicon has his sights set on a move to Madrid.
He told Spanish daily AS: “What I want is to play at Madrid and for me it would be an honour to be able to do that because I’ve already said it would be a great opportunity in my career.
“With Manchester City I have nothing (agreed), I can assure.”
Given the choice between the two clubs, he added: “I’m going to say it very clearly so there are no misunderstandings. I want to play at Madrid, I don’t want to go to Manchester City.
“Moreover, I repeat that I have nothing (agreed) with the English club.” (Independent)
Couldn’t be clearer could it. Now all Jose Mourinho has to do is decide who to offload at the Bernabeu and then Roberto Mancini can consider a move for that player instead. You have to hand it to Maicon for dealing with transfer rumours in the manner in which one might attempt conversation with someone who isn’t very smart. I.e. slow and simple sentence structure whether its needed or not.