NYCFC have let go nine players earlier this week. The biggest losses include David Villa, Maxime Chanot, and Yangel Herrera. Villa joined Vissel Kobe in Japan with Andres Iniesta, Herrera most likely will join Manchester City's reserve team, and Chanot's future is currently up in the air.
NYCFCs biggest struggle this past season was not having a like-for-like replacement for Herrera, so City must find two box-to-box players this winter. Another issue I had was not having a backup to Maxi Moralez. Maxi finished the season with 8 goals and 16 assists in 32 appearances. Ideally, convert Medina as an attacking midfielder which could give City the freedom to finding a new goal scoring winger to be on the left hand side.
David Villa's departure means there is an open DP Slot, and Berget who didn't really impress means NYC must find a replacement for David Villa most likely on a DP Contract. With links to free agent Giuseppe Rossi and Real Betis striker Sergio Leon, with many City fans willing to welcome Javier Hernandez with open arms, there are many options for New York City.
Maxime Chanot had to be the biggest shock, as he is arguably the best defender NYC have had in their short history. NYC currently have Alex Callens who recently signed a one year contract extension with the option to extend past 2019, Sebastian Ibeagha who has been solid, and Cedric Houtondji who has remained injured since his first start in June against the Red Bulls in the US Open Cup. James Sands can be converted to being a centerback, but Sands is the only viable back up to Ring in midfield, meaning NYC have to sign a new center back who should be competing for a starting role.
Overall, City should be looking at at least five signings as they currently are in a decent enough position roster wise to compete for playoff pushes. Also, with Torrents first off season, hopefully he has time to prepare,