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Tanner Tessmann signs with Venezia FC

He’s headed to the land of the gondola

MLS: Philadelphia Union at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

It’s transfer season and that means America’s talented soccer playing teenagers are being sought by clubs in Europe. After rumors linking him to Italy, Tanner Tessmann has officially signed with Venezia FC in a move that came together quickly this week.

Tessman is a promising midfielder with FC Dallas and it seemed that a move abroad was in the works since he broke through in MLS.

Tessman chose soccer after getting an offer to play football for Clemson, which he turned down to pursue a career with Dallas. He soon gained the attention of European clubs and will join the newly promoted Italian side for the 2021-2022 season.

The terms of the deal will bring in at least $4.1 million for Dallas with incentives added on.

Tessmann is a physically strong holding midfielder currently in his second full pro season. So far with Dallas this year, Tessmann has six starts and seven appearances and has tallied 452 minutes. The move to Italy gives him a chance to play at a higher level, though with a club that will have hopes of avoiding relegation this year.