Date: 23rd September 2021 at 2:00pm
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This summer’s transfer window will undoubtedly go down as one of the most memorable in history, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Jadon Sancho and Romelu Lukaku all moving clubs. 

Despite the number of stars moving both abroad and domestically, the vast majority of transfers took place within Europe, with the continent’s elite clubs trading their prized assets with one another.

This follows a long standing trend, with the vast majority of the biggest deals each year being done between European clubs.

Now, however, it appears that this could be about to change, with a record-breaking transfer from the MLS believed to be imminent.

According to 90min, FC Dallas striker Ricardo Pepi is on his way to Europe after impressing in the states, with a host of European elite jostling for the teenager’s signature.

Pepi is one of the most promising talents in the MLS at present

The report suggests that the 18-year-old is being chased by two German sides, two clubs from the Premier League and a trio of Italian clubs.

It is also believed that the clubs are all, with the exception of one of the Italian sides, competing in this season’s Champions League.

The USA international, who was also eligible to represent Mexico, could follow the likes of former Dallas player Weston McKennie in making the move from Texas to Europe.

The striker, who scored and registered two assists on his international debut against Honduras last month, has impressed in MLS so far this season, scoring 12 times in 24 matches.

It is also reported that, if a deal does go through, it will eclipse the fee that Bayern Munich paid for Alphonso Davies in 2018, making Pepi the most expensive homegrown MLS export in history.

 
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