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
- 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.
- 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
- Medina broke the news that NYCFC was interested in the player on December 14th. Medina is a 20-year-old Paraguayan international who is also weighing interest from Danish side FC Copenhagen.
- 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.
- 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
- The 19-year-old Venezuelan center back is set to join NYCFC this January after signing a deal with City Football Group this summer. Ferraresi is training in Manchester ahead of a move to NYC.
- 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 – RB
- NYCFC are reported to be trading forward Khiry Shelton to Sporting Kansas City for Saad Abdul-Salaam.