NYCFC announced Tuesday the acquisition of Venezuelan midfielder Yangel Herrera.
From an NYCFC.com press release:
The Venezuelan, who captained his nation to third place at the South American U20 Championships, will spend the 2017 MLS season with NYCFC after he joined Manchester City on a permanent basis from Atletico Venezuela on January 31.
Claudio Reyna said: “We’re happy to have Yangel with us for the 2017 MLS season and he will provide strong competition for places in midfield.
As a defensive midfielder, Herrera may be the one to replace Andoni Iraola in that highly valuable number 6 role. We shall see.
Here’s Yangel’s stats:
Last Club: Manchester City FC
Hometown: La Guaira, Venezuela
Birthplace: La Guaira, Venezuela