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Why New York City Soccer Club lost millions with Alexander Mitrita's purchase?

The Romanian has only played 579 minutes in the 2020 season and has not scored goals. His future in New York City seems increasingly dark.

Is Mitrita the worst signing in history?.
Is Mitrita the worst signing in history?.

Mitrita became the most expensive signing in New York City history. The club disbursed about $ 9 million to bring him out of Romanian football. There he was one of the best players in the league and had earned a place on the Romanian national team. He is also among the top ten paid players on the team, earning $ 500,000.

Although in the 2019 season Mitrita enjoyed minutes and goals (he played 30 games and scored 12 goals) with New York City's new coach, Ronny Deila, he has not gotten in tune and does not seem to be to his liking. During 2020 he only played 7 games as a starter and in 3 he entered from the bench. He has not scored goals and only played 63 minutes in the last 4 games.

His statistics, unlike his attack partners like Ring or Medina, are very poor and he does not generate confidence in coach Delia. "Mitri is a very offensive player. So it's about finding a bit of balance between defending and attacking. That's why we have Ring and Jesus, who are really good running backs, and that helped the team to be more structured defensively.

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