Major League Soccer club, Minnesota United have announced the signing of Nigeria forward Emmanuel Iwe.
Iwe signed a one-year MLS contract, with club options for 2024, 2025 and 2026.
This makes the player the very first MNUFC2 player to sign a first-team deal with the Loons.
“The first time that we saw [Emmanuel] Iwe, the first thing that stood out was his pace – he’s incredibly athletic, he’s really quick. He’s got a good left foot, he puts some decent crosses in and he looked like he had an eye for a goal. So then, we give him the opportunity. He comes in and starts to train with us, did preseason with us and did well. I think we always recognized that there was a lot of potential there and I think he started to realize some of that potential,” said Minnesota United Head Coach Adrian Heath.
“We feel as though now he’s put himself in a spot where he’s deserved this opportunity to have an MLS contract, come onto the roster, and now let’s go from here.
“This is just the beginning. Now it’s up to him to try and get better every single day to make his way into the squad. It means a lot to people to see local kids put the [club] shirt on, and hopefully he can be a catalyst for some of these other local guys to go, ‘Hey, we can do it. We’re from here, we can play in MLS for Minnesota United.’”
This article was updated 1 month ago