Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers linked Ryan Gauld to join Vancouver Whitecaps

Football League-linked Ryan Gauld is set to move to the Vancouver Whitecaps, according to the Daily Record (live transfer blog, 07/18.21, 10.16).

The attacking midfielder has accepted the terms of a move from Farense to Major League Soccer.

Gauld, who is 25, linked up with Sheffield United, Blackburn Rovers, Swansea City and Brentford this summer, according to a report from TEAMtalk.

He started for Farense in Portugal last season and has not been short of potential suitors in this transfer window.

Read: Sheffield United-linked midfielder signs EFL contract

However, it looks like Vancouver won the race for his signing and managed to lure him to Canada.

Gauld started his career on the books at Dundee United and played there with Andy Robertson.

He broke into their first team as a youngster and scored nine goals in 50 games to earn a transfer to Sporting Lisbon in 2014.

Gauld was a key player for Sporting’s B squad, but only made five appearances for their senior squad as they decided to loan him to Vitoria, Aves, Farense and Hibernian to gain more experience.

Farense attracted him permanently in 2019 and he helped them get promoted to the second tier in his first full season there.

Read: Blackburn Rovers man on Watford radar


Sheffield United, Swansea City and Blackburn are linked but he will not return to UK.

Vancouver is on the cusp of making him a Designated Player and he has an exciting new chapter to look forward to.

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