Shay Facey signs two-year deal with Manchester City, NYCFC status uncertain



Centerback Shay Facey has signed a new contract with Manchester City through the end of June 2018, the club announced today.

Facey had been on-loan at New York City FC for the 2015 MLS season but returned to Manchester City after the team’s season ended. Manchester City had initially announced on Twitter that Facey would return to NYCFC for the next two seasons but deleted the tweet.

NYCFC later clarified that Facey is contracted to Manchester City. City has yet to determine its plans with Facey and can still loan him to NYCFC if they want to.

Facey’s contract was set to expire at the end of the 2015-16 season but an impressive stint with NYCFC convinced club management to give him a new deal.

With Facey set to turn 21 in January, he will be eligible for Manchester City’s Elite Development Squad for the current season and the 2016-17 season. That makes it possible for him to be loaned to NYCFC a second time as part of the agreement between NYCFC, Manchester City and MLS.

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  • Uncertain Galaxy

    I’ve heard is very good at penalties

  • David Carlin, Farm Animal Molester

    You’re delusional if you still think they’re not a farm team.

  • Anonymous

    He’s proven himself suitable to play for the Varsity team, so off he goes.

    No need to stay with the JV

  • ty

    Man City reserve team will miss him

  • slowleftarm

    They aren’t a true reserve team like RBNY II is for RBNY for example but Man City does consider all of their affiliated teams as one big club and they will use NYCFC to get young players development time before they play for the big club.

    • Anonymous

      Somehow that’s ok for MLS and wanting to become just as good as EPL. PLEASE, we could have done better

    • jordy

      Cosmo B is pretty good slow

  • EPL Fan

    They are a farm team and they are **** & so is Facey. Let’s not act like it’s a loss.

    • REAL OpenCupFan Knows mls fans are Suckers

      Actually, when sh!t leaves sh!t then sh!t left behind has lost something (sh!t)

    • slowleftarm

      relax genius

  • slowleftarm

    hahahahahahahahaa this team is a joke Garber a moron did I miss anything ?