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By ESPN Staff

Peru defender Alexander Callens seals move to NYCFC

Alexander Callens has moved to Major League Soccer with NYCFC.

New York City FC signed Peru international defender Alexander Callens from Spanish club Numancia on Friday.

Callens, 24, has played in Spain for the past six seasons, spending four years with Real Sociedad's reserves before moving to second-tier Numancia.

The center-back moves to MLS on a free transfer.

"I'm really happy to welcome Alexander to the squad. He's an international defender with the characteristics we look for in his position," NYCFC coach Patrick Vieira said in a statement.

"On top of this, he's somebody who is hungry for success in his career, so I'm looking forward to him arriving here in Florida to train with us and to working with him."

Callens has 10 caps for Peru and was named to their preliminary Copa America squad last summer before being left out of the final squad.

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