As we mentioned Friday, Bill Hamid was traveling to Denmark to make his signing with FC Midtjylland (a development first reported by Steve Goff) official. That deal is done, per this Instagram post by Hamid’s agent:
Hamid will turn 27 next month and on the surface would appear to have a fight for minutes on his hands. Jesper Hansen has started each of the Ulvene’s first 12 games, and the team is 1 point out of first in the Danish Superliga. Hamid joins former Black-and-Red player Markus Halsti and Netherlands international Rafael van der Vaart in the squad, and is the fourth recent or current DCU player with a connection to a Superliga club. Perry Kitchen joined struggling Randers FC after exiting his Heart of Midlothian FC contract in Scotland’s Premier League over the summer. Steve Clark, who seems locked in as Hamid’s successor in goal, signed with United after leaving AC Horsens.
Hamid made $350,000 in base salary this season with $395,500 in guaranteed compensation, which will free up a decent amount of cap space. However, some of that money will stay with goalkeepers: Clark’s pro-rated 2017 deal paid him $72,000, and for reference his previous full-season MLS deal paid him $220,000 in base salary ($238,333 guaranteed) with Columbus in 2016. It’s safe to expect him to make less than Hamid’s salary, but not that much less.
As far as Hamid goes, held og lykke Bill!