Sporting Kansas City announced that they acquired midfielder José Mauri on a free transfer. The 25-year-old has dual citizenship in Argentina and Italy. He was born in Realico, Argentina but is of Italian descent and has played for Italy’s youth teams. Mauri has played for AC Milan, Parma and Empoli in Italy before returning to Argentina with Club Atletico Talleres. Mauri is signed through the end of 2022 with an option for 2023 and will fill an International Slot on the roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P1 visa.
Mauri has played central midfield throughout his career and can slot into the 6, (defensive midfield) or the 8 (box-to-box) roles for Sporting KC. With the presumed loss of Homegrown midfielder Gianluca Busio in a transfer to Italian Serie A side Venezia FC, Sporting KC has added midfield depth.
With more than 50 appearances for Serie A sides, Mauri was a spot starter and semi-regular off the bench player but could not seem to break in to a regular starting role.
This is one of the more recent highlight videos for Mauri, showing some of his time with Talleres and Milan