Mix Diskerud’s contract with New York City FC was bought out last week, and it appears the midfielder could be set to resume his career back in Europe, at least temporarily.
According to ESPN, the U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder is close to securing a loan to Swedish side IFK Goteborg. The deal could reportedly be finalized within the next two days and would see Diskerud join the club through August.
The deal would reportedly provide “minor” salary relief to NYCFC, who would still pay a bulk of the midfielder’s $761,250 deal.
Diskerud fell way off the NYCFC radar in 2016, making just 12 appearances throughout the club’s second season. The club publicly stated that they were looking to move the midfielder in the run up to 2017 but, with options exhausted, NYCFC bought out the midfielder’s deal last week.
Prior to moving to MLS, Diskerud made his name in Norway featuring for Stabaek and Rosenborg as well as Belgian side Gent.