U.S. worldwide midfielder Combine Diskerud has signed with Manchester Metropolis on a free switch, agreeing to a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Premier League membership.
Attire maker Umbro introduced the transfer, which Diskerud referred to as “an awesome alternative for me” within the model’s assertion.
Diskerud was forged apart by MLS membership New York Metropolis FC — one in every of Man Metropolis’s sister golf equipment by way of Metropolis Soccer Group — at first of 2017 and was on mortgage with Swedish membership IFK Goteborg for the rest of the yr.
However a supply with data of the scenario advised ESPN FC that Diskerud’s contract with MLS and NYCFC — which was attributable to run via the tip of 2018 — has been terminated and that he was acquired by Manchester Metropolis with a watch towards loaning or promoting him to a different membership.
Diskerud is not going to prepare with Metropolis’s first staff, nor will he be loaned out to a different Metropolis Soccer Group affiliate, the supply mentioned.
One other supply near Manchester Metropolis mentioned Diskerud would prepare with the membership’s reserves however shouldn’t be anticipated to play in a recreation.
Delighted to report the information that @MixDiskerud will additional be cementing his relationship with Umbro in our hometown, as he proudly continues his footballing improvement with a four,5y Manchester Metropolis FC contract. (1/three) pic.twitter.com/JEYJdjoTPZ
— Umbro (@umbro) January 27, 2018
In 2016, Australian Aaron Mooy signed with Man Metropolis after taking part in for CFG affiliate Melbourne Metropolis. Inside per week, Man Metropolis loaned Mooy to Huddersfield City, and he helped the Terriers win promotion to the Premier League.
Diskerud, 27, was signed by NYCFC simply previous to the 2015 marketing campaign and made 27 appearances for the membership underneath then-manager Jason Kreis, scoring three targets — together with the staff’s first-ever — and including one help.
However following Kreis’ firing on the conclusion of the 2015 season and the following hiring of Patrick Vieira, Diskerud fell down the NYCFC depth chart. He made simply 12 league appearances in 2016, none after June, scoring only one aim and including two assists.
His friends in MLS named him the league’s most overrated participant in an nameless ballot of 123 gamers performed by ESPN FC earlier than the 2016 season.
Diskerud has made 38 appearances with the U.S., scoring six targets, and was a part of the 2014 World Cup staff. He final appeared for the U.S. on March 25, 2016, in a 2-Zero World Cup qualifying defeat in opposition to Guatemala.
Along with his time with NYCFC, the Oslo native has performed with Norwegian sides Stabaek and Rosenborg, in addition to Belgian facet Gent.
ESPN FC senior author Mark Ogden contributed to this report.
Jeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. nationwide staff for ESPN FC. Observe him on Twitter @JeffreyCarlisle.