Man City line up shock MLS star in January move amid keeping crisis

Manchester City could be about to ready a surprising offer to sign New York City FC goalkeeper Josh Saunders, report The Sun.

The Puerto Rico international impressed during an otherwise difficult inaugural MLS season for NYCFC, making a record 123 saves in 33 games.

The stateside outfit are part of the footballing group run by City’s owners, and manager Manuel Pellegrini is said to be monitoring the 34-year old.

It is thought that he has been training with the Manchester club in recent weeks as Pellegrini runs the rule over him.

First-choice shot stopper Joe Hart recently fell foul to a hamstring problem, and back up Willy Caballero has never truly convinced since arriving in 2014.

Richard Wright, who has not played a top flight game in almost ten years, was on the bench for the win over Southampton yesterday due to Hart’s injury.

Saunders won back to back MLS Cups while with LA Galaxy, before leaving them in 2013 and moving to Real Salt Lake.

The custodian, who stands at 6ft 4, suffered a serious knee injury the same year which resulted in a career threatening bone infection and six surgeries subsequently.

After returning to training in April 2014, he has established himself as one of the most consistent net minders in the league.