Report: Minnesota United Set to Sign Ghanaian Midfielder Abbey

by on 3 November 2017

Minnesota United is looking to make its first signing of the post-season in Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Abbey from Hearts of Oak, the website Ghanaweb reports.

The deal, which is being finalized, would bring in the golden boot winner for the Ghanaian champions. The 24-year-old Abbey scored 14 goals as a No. 10 for Hearts of Oak.

Bringing in a young, goal-scoring playmaker is an important step for the Loons, who used Johan Venegas and Kevin Molino in that role this season.

Update: Ghanaian soccer journalist, Nuhu Adams corrected my initial description of Abbey as a No. 10.

You can check out his majestically sound-tracked highlights real below.

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  • David Lipset

    Who favors this signing? Heath, Lagos or who?

    • Brian Scott

      Dr. McGuire

      • David Lipset

        Right, the soccer guy

    • Wes

      Ian Fuller has made 2 trips to Ghana this year. So we can definitely blame him if this fails.
      (I’m kidding).
      I’m not sure it’s really possible to figure out the exact workflow of this kind of signing, but I’m sure that both Lagos and Heath would have to feel very confident about it. It’s unlikely that one found this guy and the other was unenthusiastic.

  • Offensive Loons Fan

    That music has me believing in this kid. Holy shit.

    Seriously, though, not all highlight reels show a footballer’s ability off the ball or in doing set up…it’s usually either goals or something else obscenely flashy. So this is good.

  • Aaron Tinklenberg

    Seems like a cross between Ramirez & Ibson … not afraid to try a shot from anywhere. Also not afraid to get bumped & fall down. But left footed.

    I would say that they must project him as a central player, but history suggests this team may sign three or four more left-sided players this off-season.

  • mixo45

    No love for Jeff breaking this news? I know he’s no longer with 55.1 but come on.

  • Vinyl Haircut

    I was really excited by nearly every pre-season signing last year, reading all the acclaim for the incoming players. They had maybe a 50% hit rate. Perhaps that normal, but regardless I am much more reserved in my enthusiasm for new players now. Time will tell.

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  • Troy Kadlec

    Fast, physical, and he has foot skills. He looks to have some skill at sending passes forward into space for attackers. The part I think I like the best is how effortlessly he sends flicks and passess for long distances even when unbalanced. He should help us move with pace if he’s consistent. He’s only 24, so he’s got years to perform at a high level. This could be an interesting signing if it goes through.