Minnesota United’s all-time leading scorer looks like he’ll be suiting up in black and blue in MLS next season. Multiple reports this week indicate that Christian Ramirez will soon be signing a three-year deal.
In an interview with KFAN on Wednesday morning, Manager Adrian Heath himself said that he expected Ramirez to sign within a few days. Heath has spoken highly of last season’s NASL Golden Boot winner since being announced as head coach. The manager worked with Kevin Molino and Dom Dwyer while in the USL with Orlando and helped them both develop in to solid MLS players. Hopefully he has the same effect on Christian.
On his radio show yesterday, Eric Wynalda said he also expects that Ramirez will sign for United soon. The former U.S. International was manager and technical director of the Atlanta Silverbacks during Ramirez’s NASL rookie season and has discussed his admiration of the striker in the past, saying he believed Christian deserved a national team call-up.
On @SiriusXMFC tonight @EricWynalda is busy breaking #MLS news: Christian Ramirez will sign w/ #MNUFC, Andrew Hauptman looking to sell #cf97— Jason Foster (@JogaBonitoUSA) December 17, 2016
MLS Transfers on Twitter (an admittedly unverified source) says that Ramirez has been offered a three-year deal and that he is set to turn down offers from Liga MX clubs Pumas and Tijunana
Source: Christian Ramirez has 3 year verbal offer in place with Minnesota. Expected to sign this weekend. Turned down Tijuana & Pumas— MLS Transfers (@MLSTransfers) December 14, 2016
#RamirezWatch could finally be coming to a close. How do you feel about the signing? Do you want to see anyone else from last season’s team on the MLS roster? Let us know in the comments below.