New York City FC end striker search, sign Brazilian striker Heber

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New York City FC have signed Brazilian striker Heber from Croatian side HNK Rijeka, the club announced Thursday. The deal was completed with Targeted Allocation Money.

The club were public in their search for a center forward, as Heber is now the club's lone natural center forward. The 27-year-old joined Rijeka in 2017 where he had 27 goals and 13 assists in 52 appearances.

“I’m feeling super motivated for this new challenge in my life," Heber said in a club statement. "I hope to reach great things with my new teammates for this Club. When they showed me the project and what they plan to reach, those were the fundamental points that helped my decision to come to NYCFC."

Prior to his time in Croatia, Heber featured in the Armenian Premier League, where he was the league's top goalscorer in 2015-16 while playing for Alashkert.

“I saw the project and the whole structure, videos about the league and the city, these were all very important aspects," Heber said. "I’m sure it will be an amazing step in my career. My message to all of NYCFC is that you can expect the best Héber can give. A player with a lot of willpower, determination and strength on the pitch. I’ll give everything with this shirt, in order to achieve great results for our team.”

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