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New York City FC sign veteran Spanish midfielder Eloi Amagat


After the season-ending injury to Yangel Herrera, New York City FC began a search to fill the void left by the young Venezuelan international. On Wednesday, they signed their man.

33-year-old Spanish midfielder Eloi Amagat was signed after seeing his contract expire with Girona following the 2017-18 season. He will join the club subject to receipt of his P1 Visa and ITC. He previously played under NYCFC head coach Dome Torrent when Girona was playing in the Spanish Tercera Division back in 2005-06.

A leader and a forward-thinking player, Amagat’s career will take the next step to New York after completing a circle with his hometown club and fellow City Football Group team, Girona FC. He began his professional career there in 2004 and helped them gain promotion to the Segunda Division for the first time in 49 years in 2008.

“I am very excited. I have spoken with Dome several times and he has spoken wonders of the Club and also of the city. It’s an important challenge for me and I have a lot of desire to join this club," Amagat told NYCFC.com.

“These past two weeks I have been reading a lot about the Club. The team is in second, they are playing at a high level and Dome has been doing a great job. I want to help the team and be in New York as soon as possible.”

After a stop with Lorca Deportiva and 21 goals in 90 appearances with Llagostera, Amagat returned to Girona in 2012 back to where it all started. He played 16 matches in the 2016-17 campaign as Girona gained promotion to La Liga, the top division in Spain, for the first time in club history. The midfielder made his debut in the Spanish top flight on February 16, 2018.

“Eloi has a lot of experience in Spain. He has quality to keep the ball and is able to do key passes for our striker and has absolute control when he plays in the midfield," said Torrent. "He can play as a 6, 8 or a 10 and, for me, it is important to have versatile players that can play in different positions. He has a lot of quality and I think he can help us in the midfield.”

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