NYCFC Players Wanted Thread

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Davo15

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Aguero is who I said we needed before. Maybe someone told him about what I said. But we aren't Lucky enough to get him. Plus he's still good enough for EPL. If he does leave man City for MLS it'll be for Miami with his buddy David Silva
If City start choose Miami over their sister club there's really no point to CFG ownership
 

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not really up to CFG. player goes where he wants to go after his contract is up.

DUH their not slaves but CFG should be able to exert influence on them and make this an appealing destination to stay within the family. It was a major implied benefit of their connections and takes a lot of shine off being co-owned .
 
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DUH their not slaves but CFG should be able to exert influence on them and make this an appealing destination to stay within the family. It was a major implied benefit of their connections and takes a lot of shine off being co-owned .
why should CFG be able to exert any influence on a free agent in a global market? they could TRY to persuade them to stay within CFG and play for one of the other teams, but they are in the same boat as anyone else with the only advantage being the player knows what CFG is like and can expect the same sort of environment.

I don't think getting older superstars from man city to play for us was ever a major implied benefit of being co-owned. We get the benefit of the CFG scouting network and resources. No guarantees on pushing players from man city to MLS.
 

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why should CFG be able to exert any influence on a free agent in a global market? they could TRY to persuade them to stay within CFG and play for one of the other teams, but they are in the same boat as anyone else with the only advantage being the player knows what CFG is like and can expect the same sort of environment.

I don't think getting older superstars from man city to play for us was ever a major implied benefit of being co-owned. We get the benefit of the CFG scouting network and resources. No guarantees on pushing players from man city to MLS.
We did have an agreement to be able to roster a certain number of man city academy players. How we got Angelino, facey & Johansen. I’m not sure if that agreement was for the first couple seasons till we could fill our roster and expired. or a grandfathered in clause and we shifted strategy with the advent of TAM and the increase of quality in the league.

What makes me think it expired is Medina. Why not have CFG buy medina for the Man City academy, then loan him to NYCFC. Only his salary would hit our cap that way and the transfer fee placed on the Man City budget.
 

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why should CFG be able to exert any influence on a free agent in a global market? they could TRY to persuade them to stay within CFG and play for one of the other teams, but they are in the same boat as anyone else with the only advantage being the player knows what CFG is like and can expect the same sort of environment.

I don't think getting older superstars from man city to play for us was ever a major implied benefit of being co-owned. We get the benefit of the CFG scouting network and resources. No guarantees on pushing players from man city to MLS.
I think it's more about being able to make a compelling case for them to come here than any form of unethical coercion. Have to think that if the experience of being employed by CFG is great, they'd want to come here vs taking the risk of joining a possibly dysfunctional organization.
 
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EXCLUSIVE Mertens chooses Mls: New York Fc ahead of Inter Miami Fc

MERTENS NAPOLI MLS - It would seem that the chances of seeing Dries Mertens still in Naples even after the expiry of the current contract are void. The missed economic agreement and the mutiny of which the Belgian was among the major protagonists have decreased even more the possibilities of an agreement between "Ciro" and the president Aurelio De Laurentiis . Due to contract expiration in June, from February Mertens is free to sign with his new club to be reached at the end of the season. According to the well-informed, it seems that the Belgian has already chosen his next destination.

It will be the Mls, or the American football league, to welcome Mertens in the final part of his career. According to what has been leaked in recent weeks, it seems that the Napoli striker has given priority to New York City Football Club, the Big Apple team in which Andrea Pirlo also gave away the last lines of his football adventure. In recent days there was talk of the possibility of a transfer to Inter, but Mertens strongly rejected these rumors. The same goes for the involvement of Dalian, the Chinese team of Hamsik and Benitez. Mertens does not intend to move to Asia because his wife Kat is vetoed. The companion of "Ciro" said yes with enthusiasm to the possibility of transfer to the United States. Beckham's Inter Miami Football Club is also in the running, but it seems that Kat is more likely to favor the Big Apple. Destination still welcome to Dries.
 

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EXCLUSIVE Mertens chooses Mls: New York Fc ahead of Inter Miami Fc

MERTENS NAPOLI MLS - It would seem that the chances of seeing Dries Mertens still in Naples even after the expiry of the current contract are void. The missed economic agreement and the mutiny of which the Belgian was among the major protagonists have decreased even more the possibilities of an agreement between "Ciro" and the president Aurelio De Laurentiis . Due to contract expiration in June, from February Mertens is free to sign with his new club to be reached at the end of the season. According to the well-informed, it seems that the Belgian has already chosen his next destination.

It will be the Mls, or the American football league, to welcome Mertens in the final part of his career. According to what has been leaked in recent weeks, it seems that the Napoli striker has given priority to New York City Football Club, the Big Apple team in which Andrea Pirlo also gave away the last lines of his football adventure. In recent days there was talk of the possibility of a transfer to Inter, but Mertens strongly rejected these rumors. The same goes for the involvement of Dalian, the Chinese team of Hamsik and Benitez. Mertens does not intend to move to Asia because his wife Kat is vetoed. The companion of "Ciro" said yes with enthusiasm to the possibility of transfer to the United States. Beckham's Inter Miami Football Club is also in the running, but it seems that Kat is more likely to favor the Big Apple. Destination still welcome to Dries.
I see you used Google Translate too. Disappointed if we get a DP in the summer. Maybe that means Medina stays with us until then?
 

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EXCLUSIVE Mertens chooses Mls: New York Fc ahead of Inter Miami Fc

MERTENS NAPOLI MLS - It would seem that the chances of seeing Dries Mertens still in Naples even after the expiry of the current contract are void. The missed economic agreement and the mutiny of which the Belgian was among the major protagonists have decreased even more the possibilities of an agreement between "Ciro" and the president Aurelio De Laurentiis . Due to contract expiration in June, from February Mertens is free to sign with his new club to be reached at the end of the season. According to the well-informed, it seems that the Belgian has already chosen his next destination.

It will be the Mls, or the American football league, to welcome Mertens in the final part of his career. According to what has been leaked in recent weeks, it seems that the Napoli striker has given priority to New York City Football Club, the Big Apple team in which Andrea Pirlo also gave away the last lines of his football adventure. In recent days there was talk of the possibility of a transfer to Inter, but Mertens strongly rejected these rumors. The same goes for the involvement of Dalian, the Chinese team of Hamsik and Benitez. Mertens does not intend to move to Asia because his wife Kat is vetoed. The companion of "Ciro" said yes with enthusiasm to the possibility of transfer to the United States. Beckham's Inter Miami Football Club is also in the running, but it seems that Kat is more likely to favor the Big Apple. Destination still welcome to Dries.
what did the wife do to get a veto? im assuming something is lost in translation
 

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EXCLUSIVE Mertens chooses Mls: New York Fc ahead of Inter Miami Fc

MERTENS NAPOLI MLS - It would seem that the chances of seeing Dries Mertens still in Naples even after the expiry of the current contract are void. The missed economic agreement and the mutiny of which the Belgian was among the major protagonists have decreased even more the possibilities of an agreement between "Ciro" and the president Aurelio De Laurentiis . Due to contract expiration in June, from February Mertens is free to sign with his new club to be reached at the end of the season. According to the well-informed, it seems that the Belgian has already chosen his next destination.

It will be the Mls, or the American football league, to welcome Mertens in the final part of his career. According to what has been leaked in recent weeks, it seems that the Napoli striker has given priority to New York City Football Club, the Big Apple team in which Andrea Pirlo also gave away the last lines of his football adventure. In recent days there was talk of the possibility of a transfer to Inter, but Mertens strongly rejected these rumors. The same goes for the involvement of Dalian, the Chinese team of Hamsik and Benitez. Mertens does not intend to move to Asia because his wife Kat is vetoed. The companion of "Ciro" said yes with enthusiasm to the possibility of transfer to the United States. Beckham's Inter Miami Football Club is also in the running, but it seems that Kat is more likely to favor the Big Apple. Destination still welcome to Dries.
Do it.
 
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I see you used Google Translate too. Disappointed if we get a DP in the summer. Maybe that means Medina stays with us until then?
Might be better for Medina to try to get out before the winter window. Rumor was that Medina mentioned to a fan he would be back in Paraguay next year, so I hope they can get him off the books ASAP. I think Mertens is worth waiting for, however. He's somehow kept his form through his 30s and looks unstoppable still. He's got real Villa vibes.

ETA: This is the only other article that I've seen that doesn't reference the first article about Mertens coming from late summer. The journalist who wrote that one has been backed by others as legit, too.
 

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I have no problems with a midsummer DP arrival for the right guy. We basically played with 2 DPs last year, notwithstanding Medina's very sporadic contributions. Bonus that it guarantees that my hobbyhorse club stat (never having a season in which at least one DP does not miss 10 games) gets another year, and the club could still very well finish the season with its best DP contingent in terms of concurrent contributions.

And if we can transfer Medina this winter to remove any fire sale drama that's all the better.
 

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lol. i think the wives of these players gets a big vote in where they go for sure. Anton and Ring signing longer contracts probably have a lot to do with their wives enjoying the city so much.

Would be cool to see Mertens in NY. I hope he can contribute and work hard like a Villa and not so much like a Pirlo.
 

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I have no problems with a midsummer DP arrival for the right guy. We basically played with 2 DPs last year, notwithstanding Medina's very sporadic contributions. Bonus that it guarantees that my hobbyhorse club stat (never having a season in which at least one DP does not miss 10 games) gets another year, and the club could still very well finish the season with its best DP contingent in terms of concurrent contributions.

And if we can transfer Medina this winter to remove any fire sale drama that's all the better.
Agreed. We already know this team is talented enough with only 2 DPs. If waiting until the summer allows us to get a "better guy"*, then I'm all for waiting.

* Better guy being more talented, or better fit for whatever system we have, etc.