The defender is thrilled together with his debut season in Portugal as he now appears to be like to take a step ahead after a robust begin in Europe

U.S. males’s nationwide workforce fullback Reggie Cannon is not centered on reviews linking him with a transfer to Serie A, though he did admit he hopes to take a step as much as the “next level” sometime quickly.

A report from CBS Sports linked Cannon with a transfer to newly-promoted Spezia after the defender impressed throughout his first season with Boavista in Portugal.

Cannon, in the meantime, says he’s grateful to be at a membership like Boavista and is not actively seeking to transfer, though being with the nationwide workforce for the Nations League and a pair of friendlies is motivating him to think about a possible step up in competitors.

What did Cannon say?

“Obviously, there’s a lot of speculation about what’s going to happen this summer,” he stated. “I’m very excited for what’s to come back however proper now my focus is with Switzerland after which in the end Nations League as a result of this group goes to go very far and there is not likely time to deal with particular person objectives as a result of this group is what’s necessary.

“There’s going to be some rumors and the whole lot occurring, and I really feel I’ve realized a lot this 12 months that I’m able to get to that subsequent stage and no matter comes my method, I’m going to be prepared for it. Boavista definitely has given me an important platform to find out about myself and about European soccer as an entire.

“With these guys at camp here, these guys are at Barcelona, Chelsea, Man City, such big clubs and it’s motivation for me to get to that next level.”

Cannon’s first season overseas

After making the transfer from FC Dallas to Boavista forward of the 2020-21 season, the defender immediately grew to become a key participant for the Portuguese facet.

He made 31 league appearances for Boavista this season, serving to the membership survive relegation with a Thirteenth-place end.

Cannon had initially been linked with a transfer to Lille, however reviews say that the potential transfer has died down after proprietor Gerard Lopez offered the membership. 

“I’ve obviously communicated with Gregg [Berhalter, USMNT head coach] a lot during this year because this was a very up-and-down year in terms of standings and relegation battles and everything,” Cannon stated.

“But actually, I’ve realized a lot about myself this 12 months, about soccer, about what I’m able to, extra so than simply going to an enormous membership and never enjoying in any respect.

“Playing every single game at Boavista, realizing the European mentality, it has helped me be so strong this year. It ultimately made me a better player, a better man, and that’s exactly what I wanted from this move.”

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