COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The Columbus Crew have signed forward Christian Ramirez in a transfer with Scottish football club Aberdeen.

Ramirez was signed to a two-year contract with a one-year option and an undisclosed transfer fee. He will provide the club depth at the 9 spot behind Cucho Hernandez.

“Christian is an experienced player who has shown the ability to score goals throughout his career,” said Columbus Crew President & General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “His addition to our roster will provide additional depth and strengthen our corps of attacking players, and we are looking forward to having Christian and his family join us in Columbus.”   

Ramirez started his MLS career with Minnesota United and was the club’s leading scorer in their inaugural season in 2017. From 2017-18, he appeared in 50 total matches, scoring 21 goals and adding five assists.  

The 31-year-old Garden Grove, California native also played for LAFC and the Houston Dynamo before being transferred to Aberdeen. He’s scored 35 goals and added 10 assists in 105 regular season matches.

Ramirez earned his first international call-up with the US men’s national team, after being selected to the USMNT’s annual camp in California on January 8, 2018.