The midfielder of the US men’s national team, Gianluca Busio, has officially signed with Venezia, Sporting KC confirmed on Thursday.
Busio is leaving Sporting KC for Serie A after shining in the MLS and Gold Cup where he helped the US win a trophy this summer.
The 19-year-old midfielder, who is the second young American to join Venezia after former FC Dallas youngster Tanner Tessman, will sign an initial $ 6 million contract that will include future incentives and clauses Could rise to $ 11 million.
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“This is a very proud moment for me and my family,” said Busio. “I want to thank everyone who made this possible, especially all the people at Sporting KC who helped me become the player and the person I am today.
“Sport will always have a special place in my heart and I am grateful to have started my career with such a great club. The people, the fans, the city – everything about Kansas City was perfect and it will always feel like home. This is the next step in my career and I am very excited to be coming to Venezia. “
“Gianluca embodied all of the core values we look for in a player,” added Sporting Kansas City manager and sporting director Peter Vermes. “He has always put the team first and has shown tremendous professionalism and an unwavering commitment to improve his game and help the club win. Gianluca is a special talent with an outstanding character and we wish him all the best at Venezia. “
Busio’s way to Venice
Busio, who was recently compared by Vermes in an interview with Andrea Pirlo gate, scored eight goals and nine assists in 70 first-team appearances during his tenure at Sporting KC
He originally joined the club at the age of 15, made his debut a year later, becoming the second youngest player in MLS history to assist and score.
Busio’s recent promotion as a defensive midfielder at SKC resulted in his transferring to the USMNT for the Gold Cup that summer, where he appeared in all six games, starting four.
Venezia, who moved up to Serie A after the 2020/21 season, will play in Serie A on August 22 with a visit to Naples.