US News Record Transfer Pepi: From El Paso to the Lech

22:30  09 january  2022
22:30  09 january  2022 Source:   kicker.de

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Turbulent days are behind Ricardo Pepi. As soon as the FC Augsburg presented his transfer coup, the Americans were already in the Bundesliga on the grass. But who is the storm hopping course, which is all about Europe?

Will in Europa Fuß fassen: Ricardo Pepi. © Imago Images / Ulm Pressor's Image Agency wants to take foot in Europe Foot: Ricardo Pepi.

Augsburg: "The Perfect Choice" for the 16-million man

is Pepi opposite, you do not have the impression that he had just become 19 years old. Ripe and carefully looks the storm jewel of the Augsburger. Cavity presents himself on the lawn. Since last July, he is the recent player of the MLS, which a Hattrick succeeded. At the end of the year he secured the award to the MLS junior player of the year - and his debut in the national team he crowned with a goal and two templates. At FC Augsburg, the hope is great that he also quickly succeeds in the Bundesliga. The first 30 Bundesliga minutes are at least in the books since the duel in Hoffenheim.

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The move over the Atlantic is not the first major change in local change in Pepis. Born in El Paso, it moved him to the Youth Academy of the FC Dallas - over 1000 kilometers from the family. A difficult step, which the family man Pepi referred to as a "big victim". At the same time it has driven him to give something back to his family. His will and its diverse qualities with the ball at the foot now fulfilled the first big dream of his career: football in Europe.

"PEPI and the FCA - that has the potential to become a success story." (Lutz Pfannenstiel, USA expert)

that this journey led Pepi for the transfer fee of 16 million euros to Augsburg, not only in football church has taken care of amazement . The former Düsseldorf sports director Lutz Pfannenstiel, today sports director in the US at St. Louis City and Bundesliga expert with ESPN keeps this step "for the perfect choice". "It clearly shows that Ricardo sees it as a development step and has a clear plan. That has the potential to become a success story," emphasizes the 48-year-old.

goes up this plan and the rapid development of the attacker continues, he will hardly fulfill his contract in Augsburg by 2026. But that is the future music. In the presence it is called Bundesliga relegation battle.

More about the development Pepis, which role US investor David flasher has played on the transfer as Pfannenstiel sees the quality of the MLS compared to the Bundesliga and why the national team Mexicos was no option for the youngster, read in the large portrait in the Monday edition of the kicker (or on Sunday evening here in the emagazine ).

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