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Back to Romania for another attacker?
Matan, 21, has been a regular with Romanian youth national teams, including with the U-21s most recently. He has one goal and six assists in 22 appearances with Viitorul this season.
NYCFC currently have Romanian international Alexandru Mitrita on loan at Al-Ahli. He was signed from the Romanian top flight, where Matan currently plays.
TALENT OF THE DAY— Football Talent Scout - Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) October 19, 2020
Player role: advanced playmaker
Strengths: pace, passing, vision, creativity, ball control, dribbling, flair, agility
Similar type of player: Manuel Lanzini
NYCFC currently have two open Designated Player spots and a treasure trove of General Allocation Money from trades of Alex Ring (to Austin FC) and Ronald Matarrita (FC Cincinnati). They are expected to add a few pieces to the attack this winter for head coach Ronny Deila.
Matan is also comfortable playing left wing, the position Mitrita largely occupied before departing. His positional flexibility would allow him to both share the field with star No. 10 Maxi Moralez and provide cover for the soon-to-be 34-year-old.