Nov. 06, 2016
NYCFC Tracking Irish Midfielder Daryl Horgan
As soon as the final whistle blew in NYCFC's 5-0 drubbing last night the off season started for Claudio Reyna and the rest of the New York City front office. Ferran Soriano was on hand for the loss alongside NYCFC Vice Chairman Marty Edeleman and both were speaking to Patrick Vieira shortly after the match.
Soriano and company have seemingly wasted no time in setting up for another title run in 2017 as we have learned the club is interested in Irish midfielder Daryl Horgan of Dundalk FC.
Horgan was initially linked to Colorado as reported by The Irish Examiner in October. Horgan's impressive play has caught the eye not just of MLS but also of scouts from City Football Group. Manchester City are not believed to be interested in the midfielder, however both Melbourne City and New York City FC have been tracking the 24 year old.
Melbourne City have already denied interest in the dynamic midfielder according to reports in Australia. NYCFC on the other hand will have several holes in the midfield to fill with Frank Lampard's contract up, as well as loans for Steven Mendoza and Federico Bravo coming to an end. Mix Diskerud is also believed to be on his way out this off season. Many fans and pundits alike complained about NYCFC's slow midfield which high energy teams like Toronto and Red Bulls took advantage of during the year.
Horgan primarily plays in a left midfield role and has blistering pace which would match up well with Jack Harrison opposite him on the right side should NYCFC pick him up. Horgan's addition would instantly make NYCFC quicker and younger in midfield giving Vieira an additional tool to use in building out of the back.
Horgan hasn't just impressed the scouts of CFG, he has interest from several clubs in England and has earned his first call up to the Irish National Team for World Cup Qualifiers.
Horgan's contract expires this winter and the Dundalk man will likely be fielding offers from various clubs.