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Man City youngsters could head to New York

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David Villa is one of two high profile signings for New York City FC (©GettyImages)
David Villa is one of two high profile signings for New York City FC (©GettyImages).

The BBC are reporting that Manchester City could send their youngsters to their new Major League Soccer franchise for development.

In an interview EPSN the BBC are reporting that Manchester City's Chief Executive Ferron Sariono said ""We have some bright players. We might ask them to come to New York before they play at Manchester".

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Manchester City purchase MLS team

New York FC were the twentieth Major League Soccer franchise to be created, with the twenty-first being Orland City SC who will be the first MLS franchise to play in Florida,

It was announced on May 21 that Manchester City along with New York Yankees had bought the expansion rights to the team for $100 million.

So far New York FC have signed former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard and Spanish star David Villa. Villa and Lampard are tow of amy players that have now made the switch from European leagues to Major League Soccer.

2015 debut 

New York FC are set to make their debut next season in the 2015 Major League Soccer competition. They will share the baseball stadium of their owners the New York Yankees.

New York FC are the second MLS franchise to be set up in New York, with Thierry Henry's New York Red Bulls being the other. 

Manchester City's Chief Executive Ferron Sariono has said they are serious about their new MLS franchise, stated that "This is not a Manchester City team, or a brand play or a marketing trick. This is real."

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