Just this past weekend, RapidsRabbi reported the rumor about the Colorado Rapids talking to 1860 Munich attacking midfielder Stefan Aigner. Munich had been relegated from the 2nd to the 3rd Bundesliga division and the club seems to be somewhat of a mess.
On Monday, Ryan Madden (Director of Communications for the Rapids) confirmed that the Colorado side had been in contact with Aigner and his representatives.
And now today, the news dropped that Aigner is definitely coming to Colorado!
Aigner started his career with 2. Bundesliga side SV Wacker Burghausen in 2006, and has moved around Germany since then. With 1860 Munich last season, the attacking midfielder scored four goals in 28 appearances (league and cup).
Sporting Director and Interim General Manager Pádraig Smith said, “we’re excited to add a player of Stefan’s caliber to our roster for the next three-and-a-half years. As an organization we are committed to fielding a forward-thinking side and bringing in Stefan - a technical and versatile player who can excel in multiple attacking roles - will help us achieve that vision.”
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The deal is pending his International Transfer Certificate and a P-1 visa. Aigner is the first German player to ever sign with the Rapids and will occupy an international player slot.
BW reader JasonMa also found this tweet about Aigner’s contract:
I'm told that Aigner will be a TAM player after this season. #Rapids96 https://t.co/ND4JQ9kZ3Y— Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle) July 26, 2017
Welcome to Colorado, Stefan!