Gianluca Busio at Venezia (R)

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  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
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  2. genom

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    Arsenal interested.
     
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  3. bballshawn

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    Link or source?
     
  4. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
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    Anyone know if he holds an Italian passport? The name makes me curious.
     
  5. LandonDonovan2018

    Dec 29, 2016
    He has an EU passport. I think Parchman confirmed that last week.
     
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  6. BostonRed

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  8. superdave

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    Jesus. My daughter is an '02. I'm old.
     
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  9. DeAndresHaircut

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    Great head of hair
     
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  10. Insecticide

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    Anyone know what his background is? There aren't that many biracial American soccer players with an Italian name.
     
  11. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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    A bit on his passport situation and the decision not to go to Europe:

    But it was just starting. The New York Red Bulls called. Then the Seattle Sounders, Sporting Kansas City and Philadelphia Union. An invitation from Fulham came. Busio’s dad, Alex, is of Italian descent and Matteo and Gianluca have Italian passports and full rights as Italian citizens. The family discussed options in Europe.

    If Inter Milan had entered the picture, dad’s stance may have softened a bit, but his parents still thought he was too young for a move.


    https://www.fourfourtwo.com/us/feat...s-second-youngest-signing#ZIz8W2lF3sVS78d8.99
     
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  12. butters59

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    Feb 22, 2013
    I like SKC but not sure that's the right choice, and the whole process sounds very naive. That's the difference between parents that know everything about soccer development and those who don't.
     
  13. uniteo

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    How does it sound naive?
     
  14. chrome_vapors

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    Oct 15, 2010
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    What?
     
  15. PalmettoSpur

    PalmettoSpur Member

    Oct 21, 2015
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    Just an update: Busio made his MLS debut and looked lively. Hopefully, he’ll get more playing time this year and head overseas in the near future.
     
  16. ChuckMe92

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  17. justinpaul10

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    Sep 2, 2013
    @feyenoordsoccerfan credible or not credible?
     
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  18. Anderson11

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    Nov 23, 2012
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  19. Anderson11

    Anderson11 Member

    Nov 23, 2012
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    As always, thanks for posting, but I try to make a point to call out the source every time this account is posted, and it hasn't failed me yet.
     
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  20. Dunno. I checked Varkenoord Watch, but up till now they don't mention him. The only source sofar is the US one. Doesnot mean nothing is going on though.
     
  21. TheFalseNine

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  22. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    This story confirms an Italian passport, which after the Booth situation is nice to see -- only because getting one can take some time even if you already know you qualify and have all the documents in hand:

    The youth national teams kept inviting Busio to tournaments. The interest grew. Manchester United called. Italian teams did, too — his father is Italian, and Busio holds a valuable European passport.

    ...

    Truth be told, Busio has aspirations to play in Europe. With his father’s Italian heritage, Busio grew up watching Inter Milan. Boy, that would be cool, he thinks.

    Vermes says the objective is not to sell Busio for some exuberant transfer fee. Rival executives who spoke to The Star say he could generate in excess of $10 million. A member of the Sporting KC staff replied, “Not enough.”
    https://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article230745534.html
     
  23. Lookingforleftbacks

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    Dec 17, 2016
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    Kind of nice that SKC believes in him so much. At least he’s going to get a legitimate chance to grow.
     
  24. DeAndresHaircut

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    Jul 24, 2015
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    They say "not enough" now, but just wait for them to start crying when he eventually leaves for free
     
  25. Buzz Killington

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    They didn’t cry when EPB left for free, they know the risks if they let his contract expire.
     

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