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Report: Quintero to Loons could be announced as early as this week

Carlos Darwin Quintero - Club America - during a Champions League match in 2018


Minnesota United could soon announce Club América attacker Darwin Quintero as the splashiest signing in their brief history, Jeff Reuter of The Athletic reported on Sunday.

The comes a couple weeks after's Paul Tenorio reported that the Loons had gone to Panama to scout Quintero as he played in the Concacaf Champions League.

The 30-year-old Colombian winner was a standout over six seasons with Liga MX side Santos Laguna, scoring 66 league goals there between 2008 and 2014. He also hit 12 league goals across the 2015-2016 season in Mexico with América, but has not produced as often recently.

Nicknamed "the scientist of the goal" after his namesake, 19th-century scientist Charles Darwin, Quintero has also been called up by Colombia 14 times at senior level.