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Talles Magno wants transfer, Bologna FC interested: Reports

The 21-year-old Brazilian is reportedly looking for a move away from MLS, and he might have a Serie A suitor.

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Talles Magno is being linked with a winter transfer to Europe.

A new report from Alessandro Mossini of Corriere di Bologna says Bologna FC in Italy's Serie A have interest in NYCFC's 21-year-old Brazilian attacker, and that "interviews are in progress."

This interest from Bologna follows a separate report from AS earlier this week claiming that Talles Magno "is looking for a move away from MLS this transfer window and while there is talk of a possible return to Brazil, all the signs point to a move to Europe."

Talles Magno is no stranger to rumors linking him with a transfer away from NYCFC. In July 2023, Brazilian club SE Palmeiras was reportedly in pursuit of Talles, with the player totally absent from the match day squad for NYCFC's final MLS regular season match before the inaugural Leagues Cup.

The summer move back to Brazil would fall through, and the young Designated Player would then fall out of Nick Cushing's midsummer lineups. Talles Magno started and went 81 minutes in the Leagues Cup-opening loss to Atlas FC on July 23, but then played an average of 14 minutes across NYCFC's next eight matches stretching through September 20. He was unused entirely in two matches and got just one solitary minute in the team's drab goalless draw with the Red Bulls at Yankee Stadium.

Things changed when Talles scored what looked to be a cathartic, vibe-altering goal as a substitute in NYCFC's surprise 2-0 win over Orlando City SC at Citi Field on September 20. He began to again play consistently on the left of NYCFC's attack, no longer needed at striker with Mounsef Bakrar entrenched as the new first-choice No. 9. It wasn't enough to get NYCFC back to the playoffs, but it did offer some hope for a rebound from Talles and his attacking production in 2024.

NYCFC paid a reported £8 million transfer fee in May 2021 to bring Magno over from Vasco da Gama, and it's unclear what he might command now with multiple years of MLS experience under his belt. It's also unclear if a move will really be consummated, as the Palmeiras reports from the summer prove.