This player is a skilled left-footed winger, with good pace and control. He came up from Rosario Central academy, then he moved to Benfica and after that, he was called up to Argentina national team. That is what happened to Angel Di Maria more than a decade ago, but also happened recently to the next New York City FC player.
This is the case of Franco Cervi, who will sign for NYCFC after Jorge Jesus, Benfica coach, did not count on him like he wanted. Cerviwas looking for an out and after listening to the offers from FC Dallas and Orlando City, he rejected them and accepted the one from the New Yorkers.
It was not cheap at all. Record Portugal reported that New York City FC paid 9.8 million dollars to get him, a high fee for a MLS team. He will have big expectations on him and that probably could put him under some pressure, but he was longing for a move like this and knows he will be fine.
With two Argentinian teammates, Maximiliano Moralez and Valentin Castellanos, Cervi will join to push the team further the quarterfinals in MLS playoffs, and achieve the best ever mark of the club in the competition. They hope to win the MLS Cup, and a signing like Cervi shows that is what they are aiming at.