After the likes of Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Sergino Dest, Bryan Reynolds of FC Dallas in the MLS has been tipped as the next American youngster to make it big.
Reynolds has regularly featured for Dallas in the 2020 season of the MLS and has managed to assist four goals in 17 appearances for the club this season. He was named the club’s Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Year and Breakout Player of the Year.
Italian side Juventus were also interested in the right-back but AS Roma has won the race to sign the 19-year old.
AS Roma revealed the details of the signing in their official statement: “Reynolds, 19, joins the Giallorossi from United States club FC Dallas on a temporary basis until 30 June 2021, for a loan fee of €100,000.”
“Subject to certain conditions, the overall agreement with Major League Soccer includes an obligation to make the transfer permanent for an initial fee of €6.75 million.”
“The deal reached also includes a number of performance-related clauses, based on the achievements of both the player and the club, that could end up being worth a total of €5.65m.”
“In the event of the future transfer of the player, MLS will retain the right to 15% of the profit on any deal – after factoring in the total amount already paid for the player at the time of his departure.”
Bryan Reynolds said on joining AS Roma: “I am excited and humbled to join AS Roma. It is a dream come true.”
“After speaking to the club, I quickly realised that this is the ideal place for me to improve and develop as a footballer.
“My challenge now is to keep improving day after day: I will work hard to achieve great things for this club.”
Tiago Pinto, Roma’s General Manager said: “We are truly delighted to be able to welcome one of the most exciting young players in US football to Roma.”
“Identifying emerging talent is one of the cornerstones of the club’s approach; Bryan’s decision to join our project is an important first step as we pursue a shared target of improvement and growth.”