New York City FC announced Saturday that they've completed the transfer of Luxembourg defender Maxime Chanot, pending receipt of his P1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC). The 26-year-old native of Nancy, France comes to NYCFC from Belgium Pro League side K.V. Kortrijk, where he scored four goals in 36 matches.
He's also a regular favorite on the Luxembourg national team, with 19 caps to date, as well as one goal to take his country to a 1-1 draw with Italy on June 4, 2014.
Chanot described himself as a "real central defender" in a statement from the club. "I love duels and people often say that my main asset is my physical impact," he said. "I’m also a ball-playing player and I'll try to score goals for my team when possible, especially when it comes to set pieces.”