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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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  • David Sterling

    I like it. That’s all.

  • Mallahet

    We all believe in a Scottish left winger, a Scottish left winger, Scottish left winger!

  • nomadic loon

    “Nicholson was eventually won over by the Loons’ pitch.” …. it must have been the big “W” in the center of the artificial turf and big yellow MINNESOTAs in the end zone…. wonder what he’ll think of the pitch when we get on grass! 😉

  • Almontanello

    Beside the fact that I am not fond of low level European league players, much more than a winger MNU needs another type of player in another role.

    Being Burch absent for many weeks, only Thiesson is reliable for the role of RB/LB.
    FO must sign another RB or LB as starter at the MLS level.

  • Tres Gatos

    He has a pulse and plays soccer. Excellent 🤔👌😂

  • Eric Beckman

    Loons need at least one more MLS quality player at every position. This guy may be one such piece. Great.

    • Tres Gatos

      I always wanted another Kadrii on this roster. 😂😂😂