It looks like Frank Lampard and David Villa will have a new teammate joining them at New York City FC in the not-too-distant future.
According to reports from Ives Galarcep of Goal.com, United States national team star Mix Diskerud is on the brink of finalizing a deal that would see him join Major League Soccer's newest side.
This would be a shocking turn of events given the fact that it seemed so likely that Diskerud and his representatives had given up on negotiating with MLS and would be going to their Liga MX rivals instead.
"Multiple sources have confirmed to Goal USA that NYCFC and MLS are putting the finishing touches on the signing of U.S. national team midfielder Mix Diskerud," Galarcep wrote earlier today.
"Currently out of contract, Diskerud was mulling offers from Europe but now appears ready to sign to play in MLS after two previous failed attempts by the league to secure his services."
The 24-year-old midfielder has registered five goals in 25 appearances for the United States and has played in the Europa League with both Stabaek and Rosenborg. Moving to MLS should definitely help him force his way into becoming a starter for Jurgen Klinsmann's side.
Diskerud had been in negotiations with the Columbus Crew which broke down, and had been linked with Portland Timbers, Club Tijuana and even Scottish side Celtic in the past year.