Colorado Rapids close to acquiring Connor Ronan of Wanderers


The Colorado Rapids are close to bringing in Premier League talent, a source confirmed to The Denver Post.

The Rapids are finalizing a deal to acquire 24-year-old midfielder Connor Ronan from English Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Mike McGrath of the Daily Telegraph in England first reported the news, which was later confirmed by The Post. The deal is still subject to a formal medical and visa. Ronan, originally from Rochdale just outside of Manchester, has been called in to the Republic of Ireland senior national team, but has not made a debut. It’s likely, however, he will require an international spot on the Rapids’ roster.

Ronan was a strong prospect coming out of Wolves’ academy system, but multiple loans to lower-tier English sides such as Portsmouth, Walsall, Blackpool, and Scottish Premier League side St. Mirren were ultimately too much for him to break into the Premier League team on a permanent basis.

There were also reports that Coventry City of the English Championship, the second tier, was also a suitor for the midfielder, as well as Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield, Cardiff City and Scottish Premier League sides Aberdeen and Hibernian.


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