Former Inter and Roma star Maicon signs for Brazilian side Avai

Brazilian club Avai have announced the signing of former Inter Milan right-back Maicon.

Maicon, 35, returns to his native Brazil after 13 years playing in Europe for Monaco, Inter, Manchester City and Roma.

The defender said on his new club's Twitter account: "Hello, Avai nation! This is Maicon speaking. I'll be with you in our challenges this year! Salutes to everybody!"

Maicon, who is set to earn in the region of £14,000 a month at Avai, could feature against Sport Recife on Sunday.

The former Cruzeiro player has won a number of trophies during his career, including four Serie A titles and the Champions League with Inter.