New York City FC signs Brazilian forward Gabriel Pereira

SAO PAULO (AP) — MLS club New York City FC has signed 20-year-old Brazilian forward Gabriel Pereira from Corinthians.

Both clubs confirmed the deal on Thursday.

The right-winger scored two goals and had three assists for Sao Paulo-based Corinthians in 48 matches.

“In Gabriel, we’re acquiring a very talented and highly regarded prospect that we know will bring a new attacking dimension to our team,” NYCFC Sporting Director David Lee said.

Pereira will travel to New York upon getting a visa. NYCFC did not provide financial details of the deal, but Brazilian media reported that the transfer fee was $5.5 million.

Pereira had been in talks to join Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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