Christian Fuchs reveals how he was ‘easily convinced’ by Charlotte FC

MLS expansion side Charlotte FC recently announced the signing of Premier League champion Christian Fuchs, marking their biggest advancement yet.

Fuchs will depart Leicester City for Charlotte in time for their spring 2022 Major League Soccer debut. 

The expansion team revealed recently that this signing was a long time in the making, kicking off initial conversations in March 2020. Covid-19 delayed the transaction, but Charlotte FC finalized and announced the grand transfer on June 6.

The Austrian defender explained the decision to play in MLS was not a hard one after speaking with sporting director Zoran Krneta and special advisor Steve Walsh, who assisted in assembling Leicester City’s championship squad that stunned audiences with their Cinderella story in 2016. 

“It doesn’t take a lot to convince me when Steve Walsh is involved, because so far he has given me a lot of pleasure in my career,” Fuchs said in a virtual press conference. “When he’s telling me, ‘Listen, this is something legit. This is something very good that’s growing in Charlotte that’s coming into MLS,’ that’s all he needs to tell me…I was convinced very easily, to say it that way.”

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