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The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that MNUFC are targeting a “young, attacking winger from Central America” to bring in before the end of the transfer deadline, and would also like to loan out Rasmus Schuller and Bashkim Kadrii, who have been sparsely used this season.
On August 8, Minnesota announced that they had signed GK Alex Kapp. Kapp was selected No. 68 overall in the 2017 SuperDraft by Atlanta.
Reinforcements could be coming quickly for Minnesota United, with E Pluribus Loonum reporting that “1 (maybe 2) signings are imminent for [Minnesota] before the transfer window closes.”
The Loons have declined the loan option on goalkeeper John Alvbage, who arrived in the Twin Cities from Swedish club IFK Goteborg. Alvbage started Minnesota’s first two matches and also made a substitute appearance on April 15, but Bobby Shuttleworth has been in the starting role for most of the season.
Minnesota United, who have already added New Zealand international defender Michael Boxall in the summer transfer window, are not done there. During his media session at training on Thursday, head coach Adrian Heath said that he was hoping to have four to five total new players on the roster by the end of the transfer window on Aug. 9.
During a TV segment on MSG, Metro New York’s Kristian Dyer said former Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindgaard could make a move to MLS, with Minnesota United a potential landing spot. Lindgaard is without a club currently. He most recently played with League Championship side Preston North End in the 2016-17 English campaign.
Jeff Rueter reported on July 6 that Vancouver Whitecaps D Christian Dean is being shopped and that Minnesota United is a possible destination. Dean, 24, is in his fourth season with the Whitecaps but due to injuries and players ahead of him on the depth chart, has played just 12 games in his MLS career to date.
Kristian Dyer and Fifty Five One reported on July 1 that the New York Red Bulls may loan F Brandon Allen to Minnesota United for the rest of the season. The Homegrown product has only played seven minutes in MLS to date, but helped NYRB II win the USL league title last season and recently surpassed 30 goals scored in USL play in his career.
ESPNFC.com reports that Scottish left winger Sam Nicholson has agreed to terms with the Loons through the 2019 season. A club spokesman confirmed that Nicholson did visit Minnesota last month, when he toured the cities and visited with the coaching staff.
FiftyFive.One reports that Scottish left winger Sam Nicholsonwill be arriving in Minnesota this week to discuss a potential summer signing. Nicholson, whose contract with Scottish side Heart of Midlothian expires this summer, has scored 14 goals in 109 league appearances for Hearts, but missed 16 games through injury in the 2016-17 season.
Last updated: August 8, 2017
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