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New York City signs longtime Atalanta mid to DP deal

Genoa CFC v Atalanta BC - Serie A

GENOA, ITALY - JANUARY 06: Maxi Moralez of Atalanta BC scores his side’s second goal during the Serie A match between Genoa CFC and Atalanta BC at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on January 6, 2015 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)

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Maxi Moralez is headed for Yankee Stadium, New York City FC announced its third Designated Player on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old Argentine midfielder has a knack for the final pass, and was a difference maker for several seasons in the Serie A with Atalanta.

More recently, he posted seven goals and 10 assists for Leon in Liga MX.

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Moralez is fired up to play for Patrick Vieira, and alongside Andrea Pirlo and David Villa. Here’s what else he had to say, from

“Maxi is dynamic, he’s direct and he’s very good in one v. one situations. He can create chances and can score goals. He’s a really creative player who can make an assist – he can create something from nothing and I believe that our fans will love him.”

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