NYCFC Acquire Midfielder Yangel Herrera

NYCFC announced Tuesday the acquisition of Venezuelan midfielder Yangel Herrera.



From an 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:

Position: Midfielder
Born: 1/7/1998
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
Last Club: Manchester City FC
Hometown: La Guaira, Venezuela
Birthplace: La Guaira, Venezuela
Citizenship: Venezuela




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