FC Dallas midfielder Tanner Tessmann is reportedly set to train with Bayern Munich during the MLS offseason.
Tessmann came through the FC Dallas Academy and has had a fine breakout season with the club, starting nine games, and continues to develop his game at a senior level.
ESPN claim that “if the 19-year-old is included in either the U.S. Soccer’s national team or U23 camp later this month, he would travel to Germany shortly after.”
The duration of his training schedule would be determined by the MLS schedule, which is yet to be announced.
FC Dallas and Bayern have developed an extremely strong relationship over the years. 20-year-old U.S. defender Chris Richards made a loan move to Bayern in 2018 before signing permanently and extending his stay in Bavaria.
Richards was a former teammate of Tessmann in the state of Alabama’s Olympic Development Program. He has made eight appearances for the Bayern first team and 34 for their reserve team, Bayern II until date.
The report by ESPN states that Tessmann will return to the MLS after his training period ends, but there could be a chance for the defending champions to sign him, either on loan or permanently, in the future.
Tessmann reportedly turned down interest from Europe in 2020 and chose to sign with FC Dallas. However, he admitted that signing his first professional contract with the MLS club was a “no brainer”.
“I was planning on going to trial in the summer somewhere, we hadn’t made the decision yet where, but there is definitely interest over there [from Europe],” Tessmann said in May 2020.
The youngster did add that while his loyalty lies with FC Dallas, a move to Europe is in his plans.
He added, “I’ve been with FC Dallas a long time, that was the goal. I was loyal to them, they’re loyal to me. I’m glad how everything worked out, but in the future, Europe is definitely the plan.”