Confirmed: New York City announce signing of Celtic-linked Mix Diskerud

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Despite alleged interest from Celtic, United States midfielder Mix Diskerud has joined New York City FC.

As recently reported in The Scotman, Celtic have allegedly been monitoring United States international midfielder Mix Diskerud.

Diskerud, 24, was born in Norway but plays for the United States, and despite reported interest from Ronny Deila, he's decided to head to MLS side New York City FC.

The new MLS expansion side can boast a partnership with Manchester City as well as confusing deals with David Villa and Frank Lampard.

Now they've beaten a host of clubs to the signing of former Rosenborg midfielder Diskerud, and sporting director Claudio Reyna was delighted to land him in an interview with the New York City FC official website.

"We couldn’t be happier to have Mix coming to play in New York. He’s one of the brightest young talents in US soccer and will be a fantastic addition to our Club and to MLS," said Reyna.

"Mix is a dynamic midfielder who will easily fit into the style we want to play here in New York City. He keeps possession well and gets everyone involved with his passing range. I particularly want to thank Paal Diskerud and Pål Remman for working with us and MLS to make this happen," added the former Manchester City midfielder.

Diskerud himself has never lived in America despite playing for Jurgen Klinsmann's national team, and says he is looking forward to life in the Big Apple.

"New York City FC have made my wish as an American a reality by giving me the opportunity to play and live in the US," said Diskerud. "Everybody I have spoken to on the men’s national team about Jason Kreis has spoken highly of him to me. I felt exactly the same way after meeting him. I’m sure he will help me to develop my game, to succeed with our team here in New York and to stay involved with the national team," said Diskerud.

"Coming to play for New York City FC was an easy decision for me," he added.

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