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Christie has starred for Coventry.

MLS sides chase Coventry City star

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It's not a move that many talented young players make, but Coventry City right back Cyrus Christie could be set for a move to Major League Soccer where he'll be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Thierry Henry, Jermain Defoe and Clint Dempsey.

And if reports out of Sky Sports News are to be believed, Christie could become a teammate with either Henry or Defoe. According to the piece posted earlier today Toronto FC (Defoe's new team) the New York Red Bulls (Henry's side) and DC United are all monitoring the soon-to-be free agent's situation.

It's a big leap from playing in front of 1,000 muted spectators at Sixfields in Northampton to 20,000 at Red Bull Arena and playing alongside the former Arsenal star Henry, Tim Cahill and current MLS co-leading scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips.

Things really are dire for Coventry at the moment. The move away from the Ricoh Arena has completely disillusioned a large part of the fan base, players are looking to leave at an alarming rate - Christie has let his contract run out and so are goalkeeper Joe Murphy and midfielder Franck Moussa - and potential new signings are put off joining the club by the awful playing conditions and state of the club as a whole.

Christie has been a star for the Sky Blues ever since making his debut in 2010. The 21-year old is immensely experienced for his age, already totalling over 100 career appearances, and is attracting interest from Championship and Premier League sides to go along with the North American big boys. 

The roaming right back boasts exceptional pace down the flank and provides problems for opposing wingers and full backs alike, regularly being manager Steven Pressley's favourite attacking outlet for City.

Coventry would miss out on a large chunk of compensation if Christie chose MLS over staying in England this summer. 

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