Official Football Transfers – Ricardo Pepi Joined Augsburg from FC Dallas

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Official Football Transfers – Ricardo Pepi Joined Augsburg from FC Dallas
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Among today’s football news, and in news of official football transfers, Ricardo Pepi joined Augsburg from FC Dallas. United States men’s national team (USMNT) star Pepi has completed his €18 million (£15m/$20m) move to Augsburg from FC Dallas.

Pepi initially signed for FC Dallas in 2019 on a homegrown player deal. He since quickly established himself as a key member of the squad while also breaking into the international squad – USMNT.

As a result of his quick shot to fame and his talent despite his youth, the 18-year-old attracted much attention. High profile potential suitors across the globe, including Liverpool and Bayern Munich wanted his signature.

However, eventually, Augsburg have won the race for his signature.

Official Football Transfers – Ricardo Pepi Joined Augsburg from FC Dallas

Pepi put pen to paper on a contract with Augsburg through to 2026 with the option of an extra year.

But before this, he made sure to complete a medical (test) at Augsburg’s training ground on Monday.

And now, the 18-year-old has expressed his delight after sealing the switch to Augsburg Arena.

Ricardo Pepi told the club’s official website: “It was my dream to move to Europe after the last MLS season.

“I see FC Augsburg and the Bundesliga as the perfect environment to be able to collect a lot of match practice at the highest level as a young player.

“It was impressive how much the people in charge tried to help me. So from the very first moment, I had a really good feeling that Augsburg was exactly the right club for me.

“I’m looking forward to my new colleagues and would like to join the team as soon as possible and can hardly wait for it to start.”

Augsburg’s managing director of sport Stefan Reuter also said a few words about their exciting new signing:

“We are delighted that Ricardo has decided to move to FCA despite the interest of numerous top international clubs.

“We were able to show him a clear sporting perspective for his further development, which convinced him.”

Reuter concluded: “We are convinced that he will continue to develop in Augsburg and that we will all have a lot of fun together in the years to come.”

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