Scottish Premiership club Aberdeen FC has signed forward Christian Ramirez from MLS team Houston Dynamo, subject to passing a medical and securing a visa.
Ramirez recorded eight goals and three assists in 31 appearances for the Houston Dynamo after arriving from LAFC in August 2019.
The forward commenced his Major League Soccer career with Minnesota United, becoming the club’s leading goal scorer in their inaugural MLS season. He originally joined Minnesota when the team featured for the NASL and helped make the transition to Major League Soccer in 2017. Overall, he managed 35 goals and 10 assists during 105 regular season matches for Minnesota.
Aberdeen FC head coach Stephen Glass is familiar with Ramirez and MLS after serving as the Atlanta United interim manager a year ago. Upon confirming the signing, Glass spoke about the excitement of the deal.
“Securing a centre forward was vital for us, and when we started looking, Christian immediately became a priority," Glass said, via Aberdeen's club website. "We have no doubt he is going to add great value to our team and help all the individuals within it. His professionalism has been known to us for years through his relationship with Allan and his footballing ability will be obvious to everyone. I am sure he will display the reasons why we pursued this deal so vigorously.”
The 30-year old forward is just as excited to join Aberdeen after spending the majority of his career in the United States.
“I feel extremely blessed and excited about the opportunity to play for such a historic club, and more importantly to be a part of this new era under manager Stephen Glass," Ramirez said. "When the prospect of joining Aberdeen FC was presented to me, I knew it was one I couldn't pass on. I can't wait to get to Aberdeen and meet the staff, players and supporters. I am ready to give this club my all.”