New York City add more creativity by signing Colombian Javier Calle

New York City FC have bolstered their squad further by signing Colombian midfielder Javier Calle on loan for the season with the option to buy at the end of the campaign.

Calle joins New York City from Colombian club Independiente Medellin where he has been since 2009, making 57 appearances.

He scored six goals in 13 games last season as he helped his side to the final of the 2014 Colombian Clausura tournament where Independiente finished as runners-up.

The 23-year-old has flown straight to Manchester to join up with Jason Kreis and the rest of the squad as they continue their preseason preparations.

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“I’m very excited to join such an amazing club and have the opportunity to play for Coach Kreis,” Calle told the club’s official website.

“I’m looking forward to joining my talented new teammates and my goal is to help New York City FC to succeed as quickly as possible.”

Calle is a former Colombian youth international and will add even more creativity in the final third of what is an exciting looking New York City squad ahead of their inaugural MLS season.

“We are very pleased to bring Javier on board,” Jason Kreis said. “He is a left-footed, versatile and creative player who I believe will adapt well to MLS and give us some different options in midfield.

“He has impressed both at club and international level and we are confident that he will continue to develop with us in New York.”

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