Rumors of Gianluca Busio’s departure from Sporting Kansas City have been around as long as he’s been under contract with the club. They really started picking up steam in 2019 and are at a fever pitch presently. The latest rumor, that the 19-year-old will depart Sporting KC and join newly promoted Venezia FC in the Italian first division Serie A, is feeling more and more likely to be true.
In an interview in the small Italian city of San Vito di Cadore, Venezia FC Technical Director and former striker, Paulo Poggi seemingly confirmed Busio’s impending arrival while denying a rumor for Salvatore Esposito joining the club.
“In that role we have Vacca, we have taken Tessmann and Busio will also arrive, why should we take Salvatore Esposito? Very good player, but we don’t care. There are no negotiations in progress,” finished Poggi.
Of course he’s also speaking of the already confirmed Tanner Tessmann of FC Dallas joining the club and he mentioned Antonio Junior Vacca. All four players play in the midfield and if the Italian to English translation is right, he seems to be saying he’s got Busio, Tessmann and Vacca, why does he need Esposito.
At the current time, as is usually the case, there has been little word from Sporting Kansas City or Head Coach and Sporting Director from Peter Vermes on the matter. His only comment in the last press conference was that he isn’t commenting on all the information that’s out there on Busio.
Vermes: lots of info about Busio out there, he is not commenting at this time #SportingKC— Thad (@TheBackpost) July 19, 2021
A no comment seemingly is a stronger indication than a flat denial. It’s time to come to grips with the fact that Busio won’t be playing in Sporting Blue again. He’s currently away with the United States Men’s National Team at the CONCACAF Gold Cup and it’ll be interesting to see if he finishes that or leaves to join Venezia in preseason in Italy. There will be some beautiful views if he does leave for preseason.
The Blue Testament will bring you more on the Busio story as the inevitable transfer is finalized.