Major League Soccer

NYCFC loan Alexandru Mitrita to Greek club PAOK FC

Lizzy Becherano
Alexandru Mitrita during Toronto FC v New York City FC
Alexandru Mitrita during Toronto FC v New York City FC / Ira L. Black - Corbis/Getty Images

New York City FC loan forward Alexandru Mitrita to Greek team PAOK FC with a deal that runs through June, 30, 2022. 

Though the Major League Soccer side owns the rights for the Romanian player, he has not featured for the club since early 2020. He has been on loan with Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli since October 2020 before signing the temporary deal with PAOK. 

Mitrita’s newest side based in Thessaloniki finished fourth in the Greek Super League last season and will compete in the UEFA Europa Conference League this year.

"We believe PAOK FC will be a fantastic club for Mitrita to play and continue to develop his career. He will be playing in a very competitive league and will also have the opportunity to compete in a European cup competition," NYCFC sporting director David Lee said in a press release. 

"As soon as it became clear that Mitrita would end his loan spell with Al-Ahli, it has been a priority for us to find him a club that would be right for him and his family. We wish Alexandru all the best for the next chapter in his career and look forward to following his progress."

The forward originally joined New York City FC as a Designated Player in February 2019, arriving from Romanian Liga 1 club Universitatea Craiova.

He recorded 41 Major League Soccer appearances with NYCFC throughout the 2019-2020 seasons, managing 16 goals and five assists. While at Al-Ahli, Mitrita scored four goals and two assists in 12 matches.