Udinese have completed a deal for Brazilian forward Brenner from FC Cincinnati, say sources briefed on the deal athletic. Anonymity was granted as the source was not authorized to speak publicly about the deal.
Cincinnati will receive an initial fee of $10 million and performance-based incentives to retain future sales rates. The deal is one of his top 10 most expensive outbound transfers in MLS history.
Brenner completed a medical examination earlier in the week and traveled to Italy to sign the final paperwork. He will remain at FC Cincinnati until the summer before joining Udinese on the opening day of pre-season.
Udinese’s interest in Brenner has lasted for many years. The club rejected a small bid in January before Nottingham Forest submitted two rejected bids just before the winter deadline. PSV was also interested, but ultimately never made an offer. Brenner was keen on the transfer and wanted to test himself at the highest level in Europe.
Brenner, 23, will build his career in 2022 with 18 goals and six assists, leading Cynthie to their first ever playoff berth and first playoff title. His first season in the MLS was a mixed bag playing as the lone forward for a struggling club finishing bottom of the league.
After Brenner’s first season, Chris Albright became general manager and Pat Noonan became head coach. and Brandon Vazquez had success playing in front of Lucio Acosta.
Cincinnati originally signed Brenner in 2021 under the previous sports regime for a $13 million fee. It is one of the most expensive transfers in league history. The talented Brazilian youth international forward graduated from his academy to São Paulo into his first team before heading to Sincey.
After getting off to an early start to 2023, the FCC feels it has not lost a single step in the Supporters’ Shield race.
The club will open up a spot for a young pick when Brenner leaves in the summer, giving him ample lead time to work on his replacement. He also has his slot open in the U-22 Initiative for further reinforcements. The MLS secondary transfer window opens for him on July 6th.
Udinese are currently ninth in Serie A.
Compatibility between Brenner and Udinese
Proud of Udinese Respected recruiting network One of the first clubs in Europe to devote enough time and attention to scrutinizing South America and Africa. Recent successes include signing 18-year-old Alexis Sanchez from Cobreroa as a boy, Gary Neville’s first stint in Europe at Valencia didn’t work out for Rodrigode, who gave Pole a chance. In addition, Bruno from Novara in the second division has signed with Fernandez. 1 year.
At 23, Brenner is older than the vaunted trio that each moved to Udine. Rather than being a development project, his profile more closely resembles that of a player about to reach his prime, which is a good sign given the current team make-up.
Udinese’s side, who are currently ninth in Serie A after 31 games, are well-balanced between players of Brenner’s age range and older players. He is the only player under the age of 20 to score a significant time. Wingback Destiny, who is on loan from Tottenham, is Udogi. The club have already secured his replacement and Bournemouth have pre-signed Jordan Zemla. Udinese have signed several attackers for this season and beyond, but Brenner still has a clear opportunity to influence Andrea Sotir’s plans.
The graphics are formatted to show the thickness of the team at 4-2-3-1, but Sottil mostly lines his sides at 3-5-2 or 3-5-1-1. Up. There are several recognizable names in Premier League fans who can speak for Watford’s final First Division roster, probably due to the fact that the owner’s son heads the English club. Gerard Deulofeu, Isaac Success and Beto, who was born in Portugal.
Beto is Udinese’s top scorer, doubling second-placed Lazar Samardžić with 10 goals in Serie A and an important chance maker. Deulofeu and Success perform a similar function as the pair combined he achieved 3 goals and he achieved 12 assists. Samardžić, 21, will play an even bigger role as he has started 13 of his 30 games this season.
In his breakout 2022, Brenner proved strong in the build-up but was less likely to turn the ball over than his positional peers. He also improved his defensive work-rate under Noonan, especially in terms of getting the ball back.
These secondary factors may not be the main reason Udinese is paying the Brazilian an eight-figure fee, but if his goalscoring form doesn’t translate into the Italian game soon, he’s likely to be in a better position. After all, Brenner didn’t immediately take the MLS by storm on the turbulent Cincinnati side, scoring eight goals in 2,784 minutes under Jaap Stam.
For 2022, Brenner has changed his shot selection even more. After scoring all eight goals at close range from within the width of the goalpost in 2021, Brenner finished more chances from close to the edge of the box. In the work of Brandon Vazquez, he had another excellent goalscorer who could attract the attention of opposing defenders. from 2.15/90 in 2022 to 3.25 in 2022, sending them towards the goal more often.
All this suggests that unlike the still volatile nature of Nottingham Forest, Brenner may be in a more ideal landing spot for his style of play. He is used to playing as a second striker, which is unusual in the modern game. Cincinnati and Udinese have both played in his 3-5-2 formation on base, and both have maintained similar ball possession percentages (Cinchy’s possession percentage this season is 49.0% for him, Udinese for 48.1% of him).
When Brenner came to MLS, it was clear he had his sights set on eventually moving to Europe, using his new club as a starting point. 2 A little past his season, he got his wish — a club that played in a similar style and unlike Forest, where he has been stable for over 20 years in the First Division. On paper, he has a full preseason ahead of him and should be in a very good place for him to take the next step in his career.
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