New York City FC has signed Norwegian goalkeeper Eirik Johansen from Manchester City Academy.
Johansen is 22 years old and has represented Norway’s youth team as a goalie. He joined MC academy in 2008, where he played until 2012. He played in the Norwegian league from 2012-2014. Johansen had this to say about joining the club.
“I had a great experience working with squad and coaches during the pre-season and I’m excited to re-join the team on permanent basis, Johansen as quoted by NYCFC.com. “The quality of the training really impressed me, as did the way the team came together in such a short period of time.”
Johansen will become the fourth keeper to join the club, along with Josh Saunders, Akira Fitzgerald and Ryan Meara.
Head coach Jason Kreis is also a fan, being quoted as saying the following.
“We had a good look at Eirik over the course of the pre-season, and he adapted well to the team and to our style of play, head coach Jason Kreis said. “It’s always good to have strong competition for places in the team, and Eirik will add to an already strong group of goalkeepers vying for game time. It’s a long season and guys will get their opportunities for various reasons.”