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NYCFC looking at French defender

NYCFC are reportedly looking to sign French defender Frédéric Brillant,  Belgian sports news outlet, Voetbalkrant, reports. 

According to Brillant’s agent, Gunter Thiebaut, the New York outfit have been in contact with the 30-year-old.

“It is true that the American club shows interest in the defender,”he said.

“However, at present there is nothing signed yet, but a lot of time has gone. We are talking to New York City.”

Brillant has made his mark on Belgian side KV Oostende, making 101 appearances for the club, finding the back of the net 12 times.

It seems as if the Sky blues are particularly attempting to reinforce their back line, with the signing of Ronald Matarrita confirmed yesterday, and Left-back Jack Harrison selected in the SuperDraft.

The side travel to Florida next month in order to kick off their pre-season preparations.




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More than any other MLS franchise, New York City FC are being linked with Europe’s top veterans, with the prime location and ambitious project at NYC a frequent reason for the rumours. Many players make no secret of the allure of Major League Soccer come the riper years of their playing careers, and thus the league is a frequent rumor mill for aging stars who are running out their contract soon. Particularly given the marquee signings of David Villa and Frank Lampard and the fact that they have a free Designated Player spot, New York will be first on the list when discussing clubs ready to take up some out-of-contract players. Continue reading Who Will Be NYCFC’s 3rd Designated Player?