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New York City sign ex-Manchester City goalkeeper

New York City have signed former Man City shot-stopper Eirik Johansen.

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The Norwegian ‘keeper was a product of City’s youth academy and has also played for Scunthorpe United and Norwegian club Sandefjord since signing his first pro deal in 2012.

He represented the club during the pre-season, playing in friendlies against both Brondby and Houston Dynamo, and has now signed a permanent contract with the MLS new boys.

Speaking to NYCFC.com, Johansen said “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. The quality of the training really impressed me, as did the way the team came together in such a short period of time.”

New York are currently third in the Eastern Conference, with five points from their opening four games. Cross city rivals New York Red Bulls lead the pack, having taken seven points from just three games. Their next game is a trip to Philadelphia Union on 11th April.

 

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