MLS side Minnesota United are not in any negotiations to sign Hearts of Oak captain Thomas Abbey apparently.
Reports in the Ghanaian media landscape Friday had claimed that the versatile midfielder was in “advanced talks” about a transfer to the Loons.
But Andy Greder, a sportswriter who covers Minnesota United for the St. Paul Pioneer Press‘ in the United States, tweeted on Friday that Minnesota were not in negotiations with Abbey, though the team had been scouting Africa recently.
#MNUFC has not had contract negotiations with Ghanaian attacking midfielder Thomas Abbey, a source said. But Loons have been scouting Africa
— Andy Greder (@andygreder) November 3, 2017
Abbey, 23, led Hearts of Oak to a third-place finish in the just ended Ghana Premier League. He also scored 14 goals.
The former Windy Professionals player was also instrumental in the Ghana team that recently hosted and won the 2017 Wafu Cup of Nations. Abbey was named to the tournament’s Best XI in which he excelled as a left-back.
Minnesota United currently have a Ghanaian striker, Abu Danladi, in their books.