Ricardo Pepi is ready to make the move from Major League Soccer to a top European club, according to the Dallas striker’s agent Jaime Garcia.
United States international Pepi is coming off the back of an impressive campaign that saw him register 13 goals in 31 regular-season matches in MLS.
The 18-year-old’s form has seen him linked with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool, as well as Italian sides Bologna and Inter Milan.
With Dallas’ season now over, talk of a possible switch to Europe has intensified, and the teenage Texan’s agent believes that the time is right to further his career elsewhere.
Asked by FCInterNews whether Pepi is ready to join a big side, Garcia said: “Of course. You can’t be ready until you try. You must always take the big step forward in order to grow.
“Out of respect for the clubs, I don’t want to say who is interested in Ricardo. We are grateful to all the teams who have shown an interest in Ricardo, but I don’t want to add fuel to the fire with more speculation.
“We have talked to many clubs, but I think it is best not to say who.”
Pepi still has five more years to run on his contract with Dallas, who finished 11th in the Western Conference this season.