FC Dallas has reached a permanent transfer agreement with Venezia FC for Homegrown midfielder Tanner Tessmann, the club announced today.
Per team policy, additional terms will not be disclosed but previous reports suggest that the deal is set to be worth around $3 million for the transfer fee.
EDIT: There have been new updates on the transfer fee from MLS’s Tom Bogert:
One more note on the Tanner Tessmann transfer: FC Dallas will receive $4.1m up front (€3.5m) from Venezia FC plus incentives for Tessmann, per a source. The deal includes FCD retaining a sell-on %— Tom Bogert (@tombogert) July 15, 2021
FC Dallas signed Tessmann as the 28th Homegrown Player in club history on Feb. 27, 2020. He appeared in 28 overall matches for FC Dallas and recorded an MLS assist in his MLS debut on Feb. 29, 2020 vs. Philadelphia Union.
The 19-year old joined the FC Dallas Academy in 2016. He won the U-18/U19 Golden Ball following the 2018-2019 season after helping lead the FC Dallas to the U-18/U19 Academy Championship. Tessmann was part of the FC Dallas U-15 Academy team that won the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup in 2017, becoming the first Dallas Academy side to win a Dallas Cup title. On Dec. 18, 2019, Tessmann committed to playing soccer and football at Clemson University after being recruited by Clemson football coach William Christopher “Dabo” Swinney and assistant football coach Danny Pearman.
Tessmann earned his first United States Men’s National Team call up in January 2021 and made his senior team debut on January 31, 2021 against Trinidad and Tobago. Tessmann was also called up to the U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team in March to participate in the 2020 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.
Venezia FC is based in Venice, Italy and will compete in Serie A after being promoted to the first-division league through the 2020-2021 season playoffs. The team was originally founded in 1907 and has one Coppa Italia title.
This move is just the latest in what is now a long line of transfers for FC Dallas out of their academy system. Last year it was Reggie Cannon and Bryan Reynolds, and now we’re seeing Tessmann join them in Europe.
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