Prolific MLS agent Ron Waxman took to Twitter on Saturday to voice his displeasure with Minnesota United’s front office staff — more specifically Sporting Director Manny Lagos.
I messaged #MNUFC twice in last 30 days asking what players they wanted in transfer window. No reply. to Manny Lagos & his staff #MINvSEA— Ron Waxman (@RonWaxman) August 6, 2017
Waxman — who represents U.S. Men’s National team stalwart Michael Bradley, amongst others — claimed to have reached out to the Loons front office multiple times over the last month to inquire about potential players they were interested in bringing in during this transfer window. The team apparently never responded to the agent’s messages.
#MNUFC & #NERevs will not succeed while Manny Lagos & Michael Burns, respectively, are in positions of power at the clubs. #MINvSEA #CHIvNE— Ron Waxman (@RonWaxman) August 6, 2017
He went on to add more fuel to the fire as he said that Minnesota United would “not succeed” with Lagos in a position of power. Lagos was not the only front office member in Waxman’s crosshairs as the New York based agent also called Revolution General Manager Michael Burns a “terrible GM.”
The Loons inaugural MLS campaign has been a tough challenge for Lagos, who seemingly swung-and-missed on the high-profile signings of Vadim Demidov and Rasmus Schuller.
Minnesota United had a golden opportunity to bring in some pieces to help bolster their squad in the secondary window but have remained dormant in the transfer market since signing Sam Nicholson and Michael Boxall at the beginning of the window. With just a few days until the secondary window closes, it’s disheartening to see that the team didn’t see the need to reply to Waxman’s messages about potential players.