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Ricardo Pepi is one signature away from joining Wolfsburg

The United States men’s national team striker has several offers on the table, but the Bundesliga side will be his next destination.

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Ricardo Pepi is one signature away from joining Wolfsburg

Ricardo Pepi has been on the radar of several UEFA Champions League clubs for weeks now but it seems that the 18-year-old has chosen his next destination. According to journalist Chris Smith, Wolfsburg and FC Dallas have agreed to personal terms with Pepi’s representatives and they will close the deal next week.

Pepi has emerged as a goal scorer for Dallas and the USMNT

The United States international has been impressive this season for club and country. This is his third season in Major League Soccer and he has 15 goals and four assists in 51 appearances with FC Dallas. The teenager also scored on his debut for the USMNT last month and hit a brace in the 2-0 win against Jamaica last week.

Pepi’s contract with FC Dallas expires in December 2026 and it is expected that they will keep a percentage of future transfers as part of the deal with Wolfsburg. It is expected that the Bundesliga side will pay over $9 million for the American striker and he would join the team in January during the transfer window.

Currently, Pepi is with the USMNT, who face Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifier at Lower.com Field on Wednesday. The FC Dallas forward has scored three goals in the campaign and the United States are in second place with eight points.