It was only a couple of seasons ago that Maicon was known as the best right-back in the world and was one of the most sought-after defenders on the transfer market.
He has seen a slight decline in his performances recently, but there is no denying he is still a high-quality player.
There have been reports that Maicon could be on his way to Stamford Bridge this summer, following the departure of Jose Bosingwa.
Chelsea have been injecting a lot of youth players in to the club recently, so at 31 years old, it could be argued that bringing in Maicon could go against this policy.
But Chelsea are a top club, and top clubs should be looking to bring in top players, something that Maicon is.
Here are five reasons that the Brazilian defender would be an inspired signing for the Blues.