New York City FC is often linked to players within MLS and abroad so NYCFC Nation is keeping track of everyone linked to the club in the offseason. You can see the full list of players below along with their position and the latest news.
2017/2018 Winter NYCFC Transfer Tracker
Linked to join NYCFC
- Ismael Tajouri – SIGNING OFFICIAL
- Ismael Tajouri to joins NYCFC following completion of his medical exam in Manchester. The 23-year-old right winger was previously with Austria Wien.
- Jo Inge Berget – SIGNING OFFICIAL
- Jo Inge Berget has joined NYCFC on a free transfer from Malmo FF. Berget is a versatile scoring and creative threat, logging minutes at the 10, on the wings, as a second striker and as a center forward. The Norwegian international brings some size to the front of City’s attack, towering over the rest of the front line at 6’1″. The 27-year-old has helped Malmo win back-to-back Swedish championships in 2016 & 2017, won two Norwegian championships with Molde in 2011 & 2012, and has logged 20 caps with the Norwegian national team. Berget also led the Allsvenskan in scoring in the 2015/16 season.
- Macnellly Torres – CAM
- Torres was linked to NYCFC as a possible designated player replacement for Andrea Pirlo this October. Since then, the 32-year-old attacking midfielder has reaffirmed his commitment to his current club amidst rumors that Atletico Nacional was looking to extend his contract. On December 28th, rumors emerged that Torres was looking for an exit with Paraguayan club Cerro Porteño the likely destination.
- Leonardo Ponzio – CDM
- Ponzio was linked to NYCFC on December 4th when it was reported that NYCFC was pursuing the 35-year-old River Plate midfielder to replace Andrea Pirlo. Ponzio who would be available on a free transfer this summer is said to have rejected the deal.
- Yaya Toure – CM
- The 34-year-old Ivorian midfielder is currently at NYCFC’s sister club Manchester City and has been linked numerous times in the past to MLS. New reports surfaced this winter, with the most intriguing stating he would not be a designed player if he arrives in New York. Toure’s agent himself dismissed rumors that the player would be leaving Manchester City before his contract expires this summer.
- Jesús Medina – RM (OFFICIAL – Designated Player)
- Clement Grenier – CM
- Grenier’s link to NYCFC is much more tenuous, TVA says Montreal’s manager reached out to the players entourage to gauge his interest in a move to MLS. Vincent Destouches of TVA believes if he is headed to MLS the competition would likely be between Montreal and NYCFC. I personally named him as ideal possible DP replacement for Frank Lampard in 2016.
- Joey Pelupessy – CDM – Signed with Sheffield Wednesday
- Pelupessy is Heracles’s captain and has confirmed serious interest from NYCFC. He is under contract through June of 2018 with his side reluctant to let him go early. Heracles director Nico-Jan Hoogma left the door open for a transfer should NYCFC make a transfer bid instead of hoping for a free transfer. According to a report on January 16th, talks between both sides have ended with Sheffield Wednesday the prime candidate to sign the player.
- Louis Nganioni – LB
- Nganioni is a 22-year-old left back currently playing for Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyon. According to Footmercato, NYCFC is one of several clubs who has inquired about the young French defender.
- Nahuel Ferraresi – CB (Called off)
- The 19-year-old Venezuelan center back was set to join NYCFC this January after signing a deal with City Football Group this summer. Ferraresi will not come to NYCFC according to John Rojas. He reports that Ferraresi has had a change of heart and wants to stay in Uruguay at least one more year and has not closed the door on an eventual move to NYCFC.
- Anton Tinnerholm – SIGNING OFFICIAL
- The 26-year-old Swedish defender of the year has been signed from Malmo as a free agent and will join the club for pre-season in January.
- Saad Abdul-Salaam – TRADE OFFICIAL
- NYCFC traded forward Khiry Shelton to Sporting Kansas City for Saad Abdul-Salaam.
- Cedric Houtondji – SIGNING OFFICIAL
- NYCFC have signed Benin international center back Houtondji on a free transfer from French side Ajaccio.
- Brad Stuver – TRADE OFFICIAL
- NYCFC acquired Brad Stuver from the Columbus Crew for a 4th round 2019 MLS SuperDraft pick.