Minnesota United have signed star playmaker Emanuel Reynoso to a new three-year contract, the club announced Wednesday.
The new deal will come into effect at the start of the 2023 MLS season, while the Loons hold an option to extend the contract beyond its 2026 expiry.
“Well, he’s an integral part of everything we are trying to do here. We’ve always said we have one of the best players in the league and for him to commit the main years of his career to the club speaks volumes for what we are trying to do,” MNUFC head coach Adrian Heath said in a club press release.
“But more importantly, he gives us a real integral piece of what we hope will be a real successful future because he will be a huge part of that. We’ve got a really good working relationship and I don’t sugarcoat things with him, I let him know when I think things aren’t going right and he responds in the right way. We’re looking forward to having him. I know he’s pleased to be here so let’s go put some nice pieces around him and keep moving up that table.”
Since joining MNUFC in 2020, Reynoso has gone on to score 18 goals and provide 21 assists in 74 appearances across all competitions.
The Loons have made the MLS Cup Playoffs in each of the Argentine's two full seasons so far, while Reynoso was named on the roster for the 2022 MLS All-Star game against Liga MX.
“The truth is since the first day I arrived, they treated me very well. I feel like a family here,” said Reynoso. “I’m thankful for the club, the technical staff, and all of my teammates. I’m very happy and content, as well as my family. To be able to extend my contract is good for me, good for my family. We’re very happy here in Minnesota. I’m going to give my best to this lovely club, who gave me everything.”
Minnesota United currently occupy the seventh and final MLS Cup Playoffs spot in the Western Conference with just two regular-season games to go.
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