Several sources also said the proposed fee exceeded $ 3 million, but one source warned that there was still work to be done to secure the deal. Last January, Tessmann trained with Bayern Munich during the MLS offseason.
Tessmann, 19, is in his second season with the FCD first team, having gone through the Dallas academy since 2016. He has made a total of 28 league and playoff appearances, including 16 starts, passing most of his time at the center. from the midfield. Internationally, Tessmann made his only senior-level appearance on January 31, as a 78th-minute substitute in a 7-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago. He also made three appearances for the United States Under-23 team at the Olympic qualifying tournament last March.
If the deal is made, he will join a Venice side that have just been promoted to Serie A, making the upcoming 2021-22 campaign his first in the Italian top flight since the 2001-02 season. The club is owned by American Duncan Niederauer, who is also president and CEO of Venezia.
Tessmann’s decision is the latest transfer of an FCD player to a European club in the past 30 months, a group that includes Bryan reynolds at AS Rome, Chris Richards at Bayern Munich, and Reggie Canon on the Portuguese side Good view.