Updated at 5:02 PM CT: Twellman tweeted out later that the Italian teams are Juventus, Milan and ACF Fiorentina. Assumingly that’s AC Milan and not Inter Milan. There are mentions on Twitter that the dutch team is Feyenoord, but we were unable to locate the tweet.
Juventus, Milan and Fiorentina.— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) July 18, 2020
Updated 7/19/20 at 11:35 AM CT: There is a story out of the Netherlands stating ESPN confirms Feyenoord as the Dutch team. We are still unable to locate the original story or Tweet.
ESPN’s Taylor Twellman is talking Gianluca Busio transfer rumors. And this isn’t the first time. His latest report has “3 Big” Serie A (Italy) teams “keenly watching” the young Sporting Kansas City midfielder during the
COVID Cup MLS is Back Tournament. Additionally a club from the Netherlands is watching as well according to Twellman.
3 Big @SerieA_EN clubs are keenly watching @gbusio13 in #MLSisBack tournament as one of them made a $4m transfer offer in the winter that was shut down by @SportingKC.— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) July 17, 2020
1 Dutch club as well.
This one has legs especially if Busio plays more. #SportingKC #MLS
The possible key to the quote from Taylor is that, “this one has legs, especially if Busio plays more.” In two games in the tournament Busio has officially logged an astronomical nine minutes. Nine! Peter Vermes, as you have probably heard, is somewhat reluctant to make substitutions and even when he does they are often in the dying minutes of the match.
It seems obvious Busio will be sold eventually. Busio is under contract through the end of the year with two options taking his deal through 2022. Obviously Sporting would like to avoid a repeat of the Erik Palmer-Brown situation where he was not sold and left on a free transfer to Manchester City.
The Blue Testament will continue to update the situation as it unfolds.