Is Godsway Donyoh the first known target player of fledgling MLS side NYC FC?
According to a report out of Sweden, that certainly seems to be the case.
Fotball Skanalen reveals Jason Kreis traveled to the grounds of Henrik Larsson’s Falkenbergs FF to see Donyoh in action. Kreis attended Monday’s matchup, which saw Falkenbergs tie Getle 1-1 at home.
“Yes, that’s why I am here today,” Kreis told the publication.
The Ghanian forward, 19, is currently on loan from Manchester City. The English club took on Donyoh from Ghana’s Right to Dream Academy last year. After a loan with Djurgårdens IF Fotboll, he joined Falkenbergs FF in 2014, tallying three starts with the club. His stay at Djurgardens was more fruitful, earning nine starts in 20 appearances and scoring a pair of goals for the second division side.
Donyoh was well aware of the NYC FC boss, and lamented a scoreless performance afterwards.
“I really should have a goal today,” Donyoh said. “[NYC FC] would be a great opportunity for me. This is my second season in Sweden and [to] step into the United States would not be so difficult.”
Donyoh represents the first concrete connection between player and club in the nascent stages of NYC FC. Previously, only big name players like Martin Demichelis and Gareth Barry have ever been linked to a move stateside, but neither have shown concrete evidence to support their transfer.
Donyoh falls more in line with the club’s ambitions, particularly when pertaining to Manchester City’s willingness to loan up to four youth products to NYC FC.