Report: Scottish Winger Sam Nicholson Set to Sign With Minnesota United

by on 28 June 2017

Heart of Midlothian winger Sam Nicholson is finally poised for a move to Minnesota United as Jeff Rueter reports he has made up his mind to make the MLS switch.

When we last spoke, Nicholson had returned to Scotland after traveling to Minnesota and meeting with the club. There was reported interest from a bevy of clubs, among them: Barnsley, Bristol City, Rangers, and Aberdeen. However, Nicholson was eventually won over by the Loons’ pitch.

The young Scottish player will be unable to play competitively with his new club until the July 19 matchup with Houston Dynamo. International transfer rules mean that Nicholson is unable to be registered before July 10. However, with the newly announced friendly against Atlas, Nicholson would likely make his debut in that match.

Nicholson came up through the Hearts academy, but will be moving away on a free transfer as his contract expires. The Edinburgh News previously reported that there is a clause in his contract with Minnesota that Hearts would get a cut of a transfer fee should the Loons sell him.

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