Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Abbey looked destined to land with Minnesota United this offseason. In early November, reports mentioned that Adrian Heath’s side had all but signed the 24-year-old playmaker.
But conflicting stories surfaced shortly thereafter, and the Loons never finalized the deal. Now, the Revolution have stepped in as a potential suitor for Abbey, according to Jeff Rueter.
I'm hearing that former #MNUFC transfer target Thomas Abbey is now being pursued by #NERevs. The Ghanaian midfielder last played for Hearts of Oak.— Jeff Rueter (@jeffrueter) December 13, 2017
Abbey last played for Hearts of Oak in the Ghana Premier League. He scored 14 goals last season as the team’s captain while primarily featuring as a center attacking midfielder, though he also has experience playing on the wing.
If Abbey does land with the Revolution, he would join a midfield that includes Lee Nguyen, Diego Fagundez, Kelyn Rowe and hybrid attackers Teal Bunbury and Krisztian Nemeth. Bunbury’s contract expires on December 31.
In recent years, the Ghana Premier League has produced several MLS starters, including midfielder Gershon Koffie and defenders Harrison Afful and Jonathan Mensah.