Christian Ramirez Minnesota United

Photo: Jeremy Olson

News

Superman Returns? Ramirez Nearing Minnesota United Reunion

by on 14 December 2016

A return to Minnesota for Christian Ramirez seems more and more likely as negotiations between the player and club have advanced and the club has made an offer.

In an interview with the radio station KFAN earlier today, Adrian Heath said, “We’re very close, hopefully we’ll have an announcement in the next few days.”

FiftyFive.One has learned that the club has offered an MLS contract to Christian Ramirez, but that interest from foreign clubs remains.

Ramirez could not be reached as he sips mai tais on his honeymoon, but he may return from his vacation with a pleasant message from his agent.

Ramirez, who has been dubbed “Superman” by the supporters, joined the club in 2014 and in three seasons became the highest goalscorer since Amos Magee for the Minnesota Thunder (who recently rejoined the club as director of player personnel).

After joining the club, he quickly made a name for himself with a superb goal in the 17th minute of his debut. From that point forward, he continued to impress and conjured a good many moments of magic.
Christian Ramirez San Antonio gif

Ramirez also scored a remarkable bicycle kick goal later that year that won the NASL’s Goal of the Year.

christian_ramirez_bicycle_kick

There have always been question marks about Christian’s ability to take his game to the next level, whether it be in MLS or Liga MX. He scored 51 goals in the NASL, but whether this will translate to goals in a league of higher quality is a question he’ll have to answer for himself on the pitch.

In the past, FiftyFive.One has reported that clubs in MLS and Liga MX have asked Minnesota United about securing his services. The Loons rejected a transfer request at the end of the summer transfer window from a Mexican club.

Tags: