Adrien Hunou - Celebrating


Minnesota United's pursuit of a new forward has reportedly led them to Ligue 1 and an offer for Stade Rennais striker Adrien Hunou, according to a Thursday update from's French correspondent Benjamin Quarez.

According to Quarez, the Loons have made a concrete offer for the 27-year-old Frenchman, who has seen his minutes decrease in recent weeks under manager Julien Stephan.

Hunou, a former France U-20 international, has only played 519 minutes in Ligue 1 this season, managing four goals while jostling for playing time with other forwards on the club's roster. 

He would fill a major need for Minnesota, who currently have only one true forward on their first-team roster in Foster Langsdorf. Luis Amarilla was brought in as a big signing last year to high expectations, but struggled through an injury-riddled 2020 before departing back to Ecuador.

Hunou has spent his entire pro career with Stade Rennais, although he did manage a 47-match stint on loan with Ligue 2 side Clermont from 2014-16. He's been a productive goal-scorer in his career, netting 36 times for Stade Rennais and 11 times while at Clermont.

2021 Minnesota United Roster as of February 2, 2021:

HEAD COACH: Adrian Heath


  • Langsdorf, Foster


  • Chacon, Thomas
  • Dotson, Hassani
  • Finlay, Ethan
  • Gleadle, Sam
  • Gregus, Jan
  • Hayes, Jacori
  • Lod, Robin
  • Reynoso, Emanuel
  • Trapp, Wil


  • Billingsley, Noah
  • Boxall, Michael
  • Dibassy, Bakaye
  • Gasper, Chase
  • Kallman, Brent
  • Metanire, Romain
  • Montgomery, Callum
  • Opara, Ike
  • Raitala, Jukka


  • Emmings, Fred
  • Miller, Tyler
  • St. Clair, Dayne
  • Zendejas, Adrian