NYCFC’s Talles Magno ranks among top up-and-coming players

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New York City FC is gearing up for the 2023 season, coming off a friendly defeat to the Portland Timbers (0-1). Having experienced tremendous overturn in the starting 11, the club is looking to strike gold on a few younger players who can elevate their quality of play.

One of the club’s more promising forwards is Talles Magno, a Brazilian native that has seen a massive increase in market value over the past two years. At 20 years old, Magno projects to be an important player in NYC’s attack, serving as their primary striker.

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In fact, Magno ranks among some of the best up-and-coming players in the entire league, having joined NYCFC back in 2021 at an $8 million market value. Currently, his value sits at $15 million, coming off an impressive season that saw him play 3,050 minutes with nine goals and eight assists.

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Magno, a 20-year-old Brazil youth international, arrived at NYCFC in May 2021 from Vasco da Gama. Playing both at winger and in the No. 9 role, the Young DP already has 9g/10a in 49 matches while helping the Cityzens to MLS Cup 2021 and Campeones Cup 2022 titles.


The departure of Maxi Moralez puts NYCFC in a bind, but Magno developing and showcasing his Brazilian flair and quality last season certainly provides a bit of optimism for their attack.

Fortunately, NYCFC has full control over Magno, having acquired him from Vasco da Gama in Brazil. They saw a few plays leave via loan but are expected to add Richard Ledezma from PSV for the 2023 season, per Juan Carlos of Empire Sports Media.

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