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Report: FC Dallas midfielder Tanner Tessmann nearing a move to Serie A side Venezia

Could Tessmann be the first FCD player to move this summer?

MLS: FC Dallas at Colorado Rapids Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas fans have learned all too well in the last couple of seasons to get used to the idea of the club selling their young players to teams overseas. It appears that the club could be in line to do so here shortly.

A new report from ESPNFC’s Jeff Carlisle suggests that Tanner Tessmann is on the verge of being transferred to Serie A side Venezia.

Multiple sources also indicated that the proposed fee is in excess of $3 million, but one source cautioned that there is still some work to do to complete the deal. Just last January Tessmann had training stint with Bayern Munich during the MLS offseason.

If the deal is completed, he’ll will join a Venezia side that was just promoted to Serie A, making the upcoming 2021-22 campaign its first in the Italian top flight since the 2001-02 season. The club is owned by American Duncan Niederauer, who also serves as Venezia’s president and CEO.

Seeing that Venezia is owned by an American certainly helps his deal as they’ll be looking to fill one of their two non-EU player slots. In a way, this deal has the makes that feel somewhat similar to how things went down with Bryan Reynolds earlier in 2021 when they transferred him to Roma.

The 19-year old has made a total of 28 league and playoff appearances, 16 of them starts. In 2021, Tessmann made six straight starts in the midfield but has off the bench in two of the last four matches.

What do you all make of Tessmann possibly landing with an Italian team? Surprised he is potentially making a move before Justin Che?