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Report: NYCFC set to add third DP with Argentina’s Maxi Moralez

ACF Fiorentina v Atalanta BC - Serie A

FLORENCE, ITALY - FEBRUARY 08: Rafal Wolski of ACF Fiorentina fights for the ball with Maxi Moralez of Atalanta BC during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and Atalanta BC at Stadio Artemio Franchi on February 8, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

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NYCFC lost several key pieces during the offseason, but Patrick Vieira’s side could be shaping up to add an exciting new face to the midfield in 2017.

According to ESPN Deportes, the Eastern Conference side is ready to sign a third Designated Player in Argentine winger Maxi Moralez, who most recently played for Liga MX club Club Leon.

Moralez has been primarily deployed as a winger in the past, but has the ability to play throughout the midfield and could potentially serve as an important piece in the NYCFC attack.

With the departure of Frank Lampard after his contract expired, Vieira and co. will be looking for another player to pick up some of the goalscoring slack this season outside of reigning MLS MVP David Villa.

The 29-year-old would join Villa and veteran midfielder Andrea Pirlo as the team’s DP options.

Moralez has previously featured for Italian side Atalanta and FC Moscow of the Russian Premier League after beginning his professional career in his native Argentina with Racing Club.