Aberdeen has reached a deal to sign Christian Ramirez from MLS club Houston Dynamo, subject to the striker getting a visa and passing a medical exam.
Ramirez, 30, won two caps for the United States national team after playing for Minnesota United and Los Angeles FC.
During his stint in North America with Minnesota United, Ramirez won two NASL Golden Boot awards and was named to the End-of-Season Team of the Year three times.
“I feel extremely blessed and excited to play for such a historic club, and more importantly to be a part of this new era under the leadership of manager Stephen Glass,” Ramirez said on the club’s website. .
“When the prospect of joining Aberdeen FC was presented to me, I knew it was a prospect I couldn’t pass up.
“I can’t wait to go to Aberdeen and meet the staff, players and supporters. I’m ready to give this club my all.”
Glass’s Aberdeen side have already started their preseason ahead of their Europa Conference League clash with BK Hacken on July 22.
Ramirez will need to enter a period of self-isolation before he can rejoin his Aberdeen teammates.
“Securing a center forward was vital for us and when we started looking Christian immediately became a priority,” said Glass, who played and then coached in the United States.
“We had to work very hard as a club to finalize this and we are delighted to be able to add a proven goalscorer who is still at a good age and is a full internationalist.
“We have no doubts that he will add great value to our team and help everyone in it. I am sure he will show the reasons why we have pursued this agreement so vigorously.”