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New York City FC sign Gary Mackay-Steven on free transfer

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The Scottish winger will be joining the team on July 9

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After a string of reports dating back to this preseason, New York City FC has announced the signing of Gary Mackay-Steven. The Scottish winger joins on a free transfer upon the expiration of his contract with Aberdeen FC.

In the press release, NYCFC Sporting Director Claudio Reyna stated that Mackay-Steven is an “out-and-out winger that can play on both sides of pitch and strengthens our attacking options.”

Mackay-Steven is the latest addition to a an NYCFC squad that is already pretty deep when it comes their options at the winger position. As of right now, City’s attacking options consists of Alexandru Mitrita, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi, Jesus Medina, and Taty Castellanos. Additionally, striker Héber and midfielder Maxi Moralez can also play the wing in a pinch.

Where the veteran Scotsman fits into Domé Torrent’s scheme is anyone’s guess. But more depth is always a good thing.

GMS will join the team upon his receiving of a P-1 visa and ITC. He will be eligible to play when the secondary transfer window opens on July 9.