American men’s midfielder Gianluca Busio has officially signed with Venezia, Sporting KC confirmed on Thursday.
Busio leaves Sporting KC for Serie A after shining in MLS and in the Gold Cup, where he helped the USA win a trophy this summer.
The 19-year-old midfielder, who becomes the second young American to join Venice after former FC Dallas youngster Tanner Tessman, continues with a deal worth initially $ 6 million, which with future incentives and clauses up to $ 11 million can ugly.
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“This is a very proud moment for me and my family,” Busio said. ‘I want to thank everyone who made it 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’m grateful to have started my career at such an amazing club. The people, the fans, the city – everything about Kansas City was perfect and it will always be at home “This is the next step in my career and I am very excited to join Venice.”
“Gianluca has contained all the core values we’re looking for in a player,” added Sporting Kansas City manager and sports director Peter Vermes. He consistently put the team first while showing excellent professionalism and an unwavering commitment to improving his game and helping the club win. Gianluca is an exceptional talent with an outstanding character, and we wish him nothing but the best in Venice. “
Busio se pad na Venezia
Busio, who was recently compared by Vermes to Andrea Pirlo in an interview with Purpose, contributed eight goals and nine assists in 70 first-team appearances during his time at Sporting KC
He originally joined the club at the age of 15 and made his debut a year later, becoming the second youngest player in MLS history to score a goal and score a goal.
Busio’s recent rise as a defensive midfielder at SKC has led him to join the USMNT for this summer’s Gold Cup, where he has played in all six matches and started four.
Venezia, who were promoted to Serie A after the 2020-21 season, start in Serie A on August 22 in Naples.