US international Tanner Tessmann to join Venice in Serie A

FC Dallas and American international midfielder Leatherworker Tessmann is set to be transferred to Serie A in Venice, multiple sources have told ESPN.

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.

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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.

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