Houston Dynamo forward Christian Ramirez is poised to be the next ‘Yank Abroad.’
Following on reporting done by ‘MLS Transfers’ and Will Forbes in recent weeks, ‘MLS Multiplex’ can confirm that Christian Ramirez is heading to Scotland’s Aberdeen. The source confirmed that Ramirez, currently under contract with the Houston Dynamo, is set to sign with the Scottish Premier League side and that the deal is completed.
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The source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that the deal is done between MLS and Aberdeen and that Ramirez is shortly heading to his new club and expects to have a physical as well as sign his new contract by next Tuesday. The deal, according to the source, is a $250,000 transfer that also has add-ons for the Dynamo if certain performance merits are met by the forward.
Aberdeen is currently coached by Stephen Glass, who recently left his position as head coach of Atlanta United II to take over the club.
The 30-year old forward has two appearances and a goal with the United States national team. Both appearances came in 2019.
In six appearances (one start) that spans a total of 89 minutes played, Ramirez has one goal. The California-born Christian Ramirez joined MLS in 2017 with Minnesota United. He has a total of 105 appearances, 76 starts and has 35 goals with 10 assists. His best season came in 2019 when he split time between the Houston Dynamo and Los Angeles FC, tallying six goals and four assists in 32 total matches.
He is a good physical presence and solid in the air. He runs the channels well and has good movement off the ball.
Aberdeen, the second-most northern team in Scotland’s Premier League, has the distinction of never being relegated in their century-plus of playing in the nation’s top flite. This past season they finished fourth in the league table.
The Houston Dynamo, despite being one of the lowest spending teams in MLS, are having a relatively solid season. They are currently 3-3-4 and on 13 points under head coach Tab Ramos.
After the completion of the league’s midweek games, the orange-clad Dynamo are sixth in the Western Conference.