Cyrus Christie in high demand with MLS clubs

Sky Bet League One and Coventry City star Cyrus Christie is being lined up for a sensational move to MLS, with at least three MLS clubs interested in the 21-year-old.

Rumours are circulating that DC United are competing with Toronto FC and New York Red Bulls for the signature of the young English defender.

DC and New York still have a designated player slot available so the move to one of these would appear more likely as Toronto have filled all three slots, though he would necessarily be a DP.

The Red Bulls desperately need to improve their defence and Christie would certainly do that if he were to make the move to the Big Apple.

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But Christie sticking in England is still an option, with Championship side Huddersfield Town interested once again. They made unsuccessful bids for him last summer and are set to make another move, while Tottenham Hotspur are also said to be keen.

Christie, who came from the famous Sky Blues academy is out of contract this summer,  and so a move stateside wouldn’t command a transfer fee for him. It’s a huge loss for the debt-stricken Football League club but a gain for whoever his next employers may be.

If Christie was to stay in England, Coventry City have confirmed they would seek a tribunal fee for the player due to his young age, and command a six figure sum from an English-based club.

With over 100 club appearances for his boyhood team, he would add much experience for such a young player to whichever club wins the race for this terrific and promising talent.

About Zack Walford (134 Articles)
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