Tanner Tessmann at Venezia FC

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  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Obviously he signed with Dallas, but posting here so we can track:

    “I was planning on going to trial in the summer somewhere, we hadn’t made the decision yet where, but there is definitely interest over there [from Europe]," Tessmann told reporters on a video conference call on Tuesday. "I’ve been with FC Dallas a long time, that was the goal. I was loyal to them, they’re loyal to me. I’m glad how everything worked out, but in the future, Europe is definitely the plan.”
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020...spurned-european-interest-sign-homegrown-deal

    European trials would likely have cut into the amount of time he could have spent preparing to play football at Clemson.
     
  2. JimLahey

    JimLahey Member

    Sheffield Wednesday
    United States
    Dec 25, 2020
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  3. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    That's quite a name!
     
  4. EXALIFTIN

    EXALIFTIN Member+

    Nov 23, 2010
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    Whoa
     
  5. m vann

    m vann Moderator
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    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looks like Venezia and their American owners / management are finally getting their Yank! Didn’t see Tessman coming with all the other Yanks who’ve been linked. But out of all of them….. Tessmann seems like the best fit with his age and ceiling.
     
  6. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Got this update on my phone an hour back. Real nice for him. Get that bag, Tessman.
     
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  7. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Are there other Yanks the club chasing?
     
  8. m vann

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    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Durkin, Wright, Cannon, Busio (loan), and maybe two others I’m blanking on. I’ve taken them all with a grain of salt. None of them have felt concrete or even like real interest.
     
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  9. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I thought those were Spezia?
     
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  10. m vann

    m vann Moderator
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    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ahhh you know… you’re be right. Both American owned so I confuse who’s linked with which club. :D
     
  11. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I just cross my fingers both aren't relegated this season:cry:
     
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  12. sakibomb523

    sakibomb523 Member+

    Oct 13, 2009
    Orange County
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dabo is probably stoked to go to Venice for vacation
     
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  13. ChambersWI

    ChambersWI Member+

    Nov 10, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    I expect more Serie A sides to start looking at MLS players honestly. Grand scheme of things they are cheaper which helps the bottom half teams. Plus a lot of American flavor now in Italy with owners at Roma, Spezia, Venice, Parma (who just got relegated), Florentino, and Bologna's owner also owning Montreal.

    Biggest thing preventing that right now is the Non EU rule Serie A has
     
  14. cyberthoth

    cyberthoth Member

    Nashville SC
    Aug 7, 2000
    Nashville, TN
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't understand moves like this. Tessman is a fine prospect but he's not even a full time starter for Dallas much less at a level where he's too good for MLS. It seems a bit early to move on to a place where there's no reason to believe he's going to get minutes.
     
  15. RidiculousLichaj

    May 18, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’m a big Tessman fan, and think he would get minutes. Even if he doesn’t start right away, I love that top 5 euro leagues are looking at MLS for affordable young talent. I know we will never be at a Brazil level in terms of sending prospects to Europe, but within a few years I’d like to see 12-15 MLS homegrowns transferring to Europe every summer
     
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  16. m vann

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    United States


    Tessmann has started 6 of the 7 matches he’s been available to play this season. Started 15 of 26 in his career. Bryan Reynolds had similar stats starting 14 of 17 (15 of 27 in his FCD career) before transferring to Roma. I don’t think many of us would have argued Reynolds was not ready for Roma. I actually think Tessmann might be more equipment to hand the Serie A sooner than Reynolds. Some of that is because of the statute of the two clubs and it’s assumed the it would be easier to break into Venezia. I also think game is a little more suited to Serie A.
     
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  17. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
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    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think the gap between Dallas a lower level Serie A team is that big anyway...
     
  18. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Mar 18, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think there is a pretty large difference. If he actually wins a starting spot then this would be a coup since he seems to have lost his spot in Dallas. I think he has a ton of talent but his form did drop this season. I think playing in Serie A could be huge for him. I hope it goes down.
     
  19. rgli13

    rgli13 Member+

    Mar 23, 2005
    Memphis, Tn
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    im looking forward to some italian commentator looking in tanners packet for some facts/tidbits to talk about and trying to sort out that situation...
     
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  20. m vann

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    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
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    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tessmann is not in the starting XI or on the bench tonight for FCD. That’s a clear sign a transfer is going down.
     
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  21. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Could Clemson still be the move?
     
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  22. m vann

    m vann Moderator
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    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think he’s out kicked that coverage!

    But….. with new NCAA rules…. He might be able to make more money at Clemson. :D
     
  23. ChambersWI

    ChambersWI Member+

    Nov 10, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Compete with? Unsure. I do think that in terms of style of play Serie A has a style that I think many MLS players would have the least difficult transition to.

    Though Venizia is a very ambitious club. Unless the owner really messes things up there is no reason they cannot areas reach Sassoulo levels if not higher
     
  24. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    Sounds like the deal could be done by today. From Corriere dell Sport:

    The final details are being filed and by the hour the player will fly to Italy for medical examinations and the signing of the contract. The investment for the permanent transfer fluctuates around 2.5 million euros.
     
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  25. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    I could live on the fluctuation. :thumbsup:
     
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