Saturday, December 14, 2019

Gladbach sign 16-year-old American

The interesting trend of Bundesliga clubs signing players from Major League Soccer is continuing in yet another off-season in North America. The campaign barely ended last weekend and MLS franchises are already doing important business. One of those happened today, when Borussia Monchengladbach confirmed the signing of New York City FC defender Joe Scally.

The 16-year-old is also the United States under-17 national team member, but he will not join the German club until January 2021, by which time he will have turned 18. Gladbach are about to pay $2m for the youngster, but with the potential of the fee rising up to $7m with add-ons.

According to New York City FC, who finished top of Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference this season but then failed to skip the first round in the play-offs, the initial transfer fee will be the highest paid for a 16-year-old in the history of the league.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nebojsa Markovic


Nebojsa is a football writer from Serbia. He had his work feature in FourFourTwo, In Bed With Maradona, The Football Pink and various other media outlets. You can follow him on Twitter @Markovicneb

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