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Mackay-Steven in discussions over possible return to New York City for 2021 campaign


By Alan Hendry

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Gary Mackay-Steven after joining New York City last summer. Picture: Katie Cahalin
Gary Mackay-Steven after joining New York City last summer. Picture: Katie Cahalin

Gary Mackay-Steven is in talks with New York City over his future at the Major League Soccer club.

The 30-year-old winger from Thurso moved to America last summer after starring for Dundee United, Celtic and Aberdeen.

After losing out on penalties to Orlando City in the 2020 MLS Cup play-offs, the Cityzens announced they had declined the contract options of Mackay-Steven and his team-mate Gedion Zelalem for the 2021 season.

However, Mackay-Steven could yet return to the team whose head coach is former Celtic manager Ronny Deila.

New York City sporting director David Lee said: “Although we declined the options for Gary and Gedion, we remain in discussions with both about potentially returning to NYCFC next season."

Lee said he was pleased that Mackay-Steven had decided to remain with the squad for their Concacaf Champions League quarter-final this week. Mackay-Steven played in the match in Orlando against Mexican side Tigres, who ran out 4-0 winners to progress 5-0 on aggregate.

Mackay-Steven began his youth career with Ross County before joining Liverpool in 2007 but was released after a two-year spell in which he suffered a series of injury problems. He signed for Airdrie United in 2011.

He made his Scotland debut in 2013, during his time as a Dundee United player, when he came off the bench in a friendly draw with the USA at Hampden Park.



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