Manchester City have announced the signing of New York City player Jack Harrison on a three-and-a-half year contract.

The 21-year-old has immediately joined Championship side Middlesbrough on loan for the remainder of the 2017/2018 season.

Speaking to Manchester City’s official website, Harrison said

“I can’t wait to get started over here,”

“I’ve really enjoyed my time with New York City, and I’d like to thank Patrick Vieira and his coaching staff for helping me to develop as a player.

“I feel I’ve really improved working under him and playing regularly in the MLS, but now I’m looking forward to testing myself in England.

“Middlesbrough is a good club, with Premier League experience and they’re in the mix for a return via the playoffs this season.

“Hopefully I can help them achieve that.”

Harrison plays prominently as a wide player but is capable of playing as a ‘number ten’ and even occasionally has played as a central-striker alongside David Villa during his time in America.

The Stoke-on-Trent born England u21 international moved to America in 2010 before joining the MLS side in 2014 where he has since made quite the impression.

In 84 games for the Bronx based outfit, Harrison scored 14 goals and conjured up some match-winning performances that attracted interest from some Premier League clubs – including Stoke City.

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