Ryan Gauld will decide this week whether to accept a £41,000-per-week deal to move to MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps.
The former Dundee United star is out of contract at Portuguese side Farense and received plenty of plaudits after an outstanding season despite their relegation.
A host of clubs have made proposals to Gauld and his representative and he’s expected to make his decision imminently.
And ambitious Canadian outfit Vancouver are leading the race after offering him an eye-catching three-year deal worth around £41,000-a-week.
Gauld, who was omitted from Steve Clarke’s Euro 2020 squad, has been linked with a string of clubs including Celtic, although it’s understood no offer has been submitted.
The MLS transfer window reopens on July 8 and big-spending Whitecaps – managed by Marc dos Santos – are desperate for new blood after five defeats in a row left them struggling in the MLS Western Conference.
Gauld, 25, has had around 30 clubs registering an interest in him including his former club Sporting Lisbon, as well as Porto and Benfica from Portugal.
🏴💫 Ryan Gauld wins February goal of the month over in the Portuguese top-flight for this moment of balletic brilliance.pic.twitter.com/Fygc0BB98v
— Alan Temple (@alanftemple) March 11, 2021
Southampton and Sheffield United were also strongly linked with Gauld, who also had loan spells with Hibs, Vitoria de Setubal and Aves.
But the offer from Canada would be a life-changing move for the Aberdonian, who will soon make a decision on the next stage of his career.