Written by @transferfeed
Manchester City have signed Mix Diskerud from fellow City Group club New York City FC on a free transfer as confirmed by Umbro although the Premier League league leaders have yet to confirm the deal.
Diskerud, 27, was voted as “the most overrated Major League Soccer player” last year in an anonymous poll take ESPN took out with Major League Soccer players voting & now he’s found himself at the Etihad...
Manchester City have such talent as Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, David Silva, Yaya Toure, Brahim Diaz, Fabian Delph, Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden & Oleksandr Zinchenko in the central attacking midfield/central midfield roles yet they sign a washed up central midfielder in his late 20s who hasn’t been getting regular USMNT call ups since World Cup 2014 (where he failed to make an appearance).
To me it’s a move more for the commercial side of things & to keep New York City FC happy rather than it being for footballing matters. In saying that, if Manchester City want to utilise they’re partnership with the New York based side why not buy highly rated English youngster Jack Harrison who is being heavily linked with a £7m move to his hometown team Stoke City.
It would certainly be a better move to bring in Harrison than Diskerud, who is already being linked with a loan move away from the Cityzens although Manchester City themselves having yet to confirm the transfer!
It’s a very bizarre one & will most likely not affect Manchester City at all. Some may say he’s the next Aaron Mooy but I don’t see Diskerud tearing up the Premier League next year for a side sitting near the middle of the table. Maybe he’ll be ripping up Sky Bet League One for a side near the middle of the table, not the Premier League.
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