On May 29, we reported that Sam Nicholson was on his way to meet with Minnesota United about a possible contract. The Scottish winger arrived on a Tuesday and met with Minnesota brass throughout the week.
FiftyFive.One has now learned that Nicholson is back in Scotland mulling his options. While it seems Nicholson is receptive to Minnesota’s offer, he does have plenty of teams after his signature. Among the clubs with reported interest are Barnsley, Bristol City, Rangers, and Aberdeen.
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At this time, there’s no indication whether or not there will be further talks between the Loons and Nicholson. It’s believed that Minnesota’s offer is the most lucrative of the five, but moving across the Atlantic would be a big step for any player. That said, the salary Minnesota has offered Nicholson is below the Designated Player threshold.
An out-and-out winger, Nicholson would bring exceptional pace and technical ability on the ball. He plays exclusively on the left wing.
As Nicholson’s contract expires in the coming month, he wouldn’t be able to join Minnesota until July 10. Once the summer transfer window opens, incoming players can be ready to suit up for their new clubs. However, Minnesota United’s senior roster is currently full –any incoming move would require somebody to be jettisoned. Ultimately, Nicholson’s decision is likely to come in the next couple of weeks.
Wes Burdine contributed to this report.
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