Venezia have reportedly concluded the transfer for Sporting KC midfielder Gianluca Busio in a deal worth €4m.
He is the second MLS player to join the Lagunari after Tanner Tessman made the move from FC Dallas for €3.65m plus bonuses this week.
American sources have long suggested that Busio was in negotiations with Venezia, but Sky Sport Italia claim this evening that the final details have been worked out.
Busio just turned 19 in May and, crucially for a Serie A transfer, has an Italian passport due to his father’s Brescia heritage, so will not take up a non-EU spot in the squad.
He is expected in Italy next week for his medical and to sign the contract.
The central midfielder already has one senior cap for the USA and was also linked with Sassuolo and Atalanta.
He has an eye for goal, netting four and providing six assists in his last 31 MLS appearances.
Venezia earned promotion to Serie A via the Serie B play-offs, making the step up along with Empoli and Salernitana.
Venezia are in advanced talks to sign 19een midfielder Gianluca Busio from Sporting Kansas City. Deal at final stages for Serie A side after Sassuolo approach weeks ago. @DiMarzio #MLS #Venezia
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 16, 2021