A Swedish outlet reported on Tuesday that Jason Kreis made a trip to the Scandinavian nation to watch talented young striker Godsway Donyoh in action on Sunday as the New York City FC coach evaluates potential signings for his new club's MLS debut next year.
Donyoh, a promising 19-year-old striker from Ghana, is on the books at NYCFC's sister club Manchester City, but is presently on loan at Falkenbergs FF, a club in Sweden's top flight, coached by former Sweden legend Henrik Larsson.
According to Fotbollskanalen.se, Kreis himself confirmed that the youngster was his reason for the visit, while Donyoh was quoted as being interested in a potential stint in MLS.
“It would be a great opportunity for me,” said the Ghanaian, who expressed frustration at not scoring in front of Kreis' watchful eyes. “This is my second season in Sweden and [a] step into the United States would not be so difficult.”
Kreis has previously said that he may be able to take as many as four players on loan from Manchester City, who have stockpiled young talent via a combination of lively transfer activity and a strong academy program.
NYCFC declined to comment on the report when contacted by MLSsoccer.com.