Kwarasey, who played for the Portland Timbers before moving to Rosenborg in Norway, was in advanced talks with Minnesota United to become the Loons’ starting keeper in MLS. However, the keeper suffered a back injury that put him out of the upcoming African Cup of Nations and likely part of the upcoming MLS season.
A source told FiftyFive.One that Minnesota walked away from the deal. Realistically, the club needs to secure a starter for their upcoming season. Kwarasey’s injury was first reported by Ghana Soccer Net.
The Loons traded away another potential starter, Jeff Attinella, to Portland in part to secure Miguel Ibarra’s rights. Now, the club will have to continue their search for a starting goalkeeper.