ST. PAUL -- Minnesota United is pursuing Finnish midfielder Robin Lod, two sources told the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Wednesday, July 10.
The contract has not yet been agreed to, a source added, but Lod has emerged one of the top targets for the Loons as the summer transfer window opened Tuesday. United coach Adrian Heath said Monday he anticipated the club would announce an incoming transfer in a “couple of days.”
Lod is described as a left-footed central midfielder; YouTube highlights show him in advanced roles as a winger with an ability to finish with both feet.
Lod, 26, scored four goals in 23 games for Sporting Gijon of Spain’s second division in the 2018-19 season, according to soccerway.com. He previously played for Panathinaikos in Greece, scoring five goals apiece in 2017-18 and 2016-17.
Lod has played for Finland’s national team along with Loons midfielder Rasmus Schuller.
United has sought a new option in a wide attacking role with the season-long loan of Romario Ibarra to Pachuca in Mexico’s Liga MX in late May. The Loons are also looking to add a left back with the trade of Francisco Calvo to the Chicago Fire in early May.