Carles Puyol set for New York City FC?

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The anticipation of the New York City FC MLS franchise and the designated players that they will look to bring in to start the side is incredible, with superstar names from Kaka to Cristiano Ronaldo linked to the 2015 start up side.

But it is a player from the other biggest team in La Liga that has most recently been rumoured to join the new boys that are owned by Manchester City.

According to Spanish news outlet Diario Gol, City's CEO Ferran Soriano has expressed an interest in making Carles Puyol the New York sides first captain when it joins the league next season. 

The head office of NYCFC have links to Barcelona so this - combined with Puyol's age - is quite the possibility.

Soriano spent five years as an executive with Barcelona before eventually taking the reins at Manchester City in 2012. While Txiki Begiristain, City's sporting director, also played for Barcelona during the 1990s and is previously a Director of Football at the Blaugrana.

Puyol turns 36 in April and has spent the entirety of his career with the Catalan side, making his debut in 1999 under Louis Van Gaal. 

592 games later, Puyol is club captain at the side and has a contract through till 2016. This would mean that NYCFC may have to pay a transfer fee for his services. 

But the Spanish International's €100,000 a week wage would be no problem for the American side, with the DP rule meaning that he could be paid as much as the side can afford. 

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