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ESPN: Sam Nicholson joins Minnesota United

The Loons add depth and a possible starter in the young winger.

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Minnesota United have some desperately needed reinforcement on the way in the form of an in-demand winger.

ESPN is reporting that Minnesota United have finally agreed to terms with Sam Nicholson, a key milestone for talks that have gone on and off for weeks even as the lack of depth in Minnesota has shown.

According to the report, the club gave Nicholson a two-year deal, making him a Loon through 2019.

Most encouraging is a line in the report that says MNUFC will not need to rely on allocation money to “buy down” his salary. This is an important detail that signals the club did not overpay yet again for an international, though the cap hit could still be significant.

Nicholson will join Minnesota United on or after July 10th when the league’s secondary transfer window opens.