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D.C. United's Kevin Paredes linked with Wolfsburg transfer

Lizzy Becherano
DC United homegrown player Kevin Paredes linked to Wolfsburg
DC United homegrown player Kevin Paredes linked to Wolfsburg / Scott Taetsch/GettyImages

D.C. United homegrown standout Kevin Paredes could soon be the next Major League Soccer figure to head abroad this season. 

The Eastern Conference side have received an offer from German Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg for the midfielder, according to a report from Kristian Dyer.

It’s the latest club to be linked to Paredes after reports emerged that City Football Club wanted in on the player. 

Paredes features as a left wingback under D.C. United head coach Hernan Losada, and stands as one of the most promising prospects in the American league. 

He first debuted for D.C. United in 2020 after developing in the team’s academy. He started his professional career with USL Championship affiliate Loudoun United FC before making the jump to the senior team. 

In 2021, Paredes managed 24 MLS appearances, adding three goals and one assist to his stats. He also earned call-ups to US men’s national team training camps, but has yet to debut with the first team. 

Paredes wouldn’t be the only American on the Bundesliga side, joining USMNT center back John Anthony Brooks. 

Wolfsburg currently sit in 13th on the Bundesliga table with 22 points in 20 games and a record of 6-4-10. The team is three spots higher than Ricardo Pepi’s FC Augsburg.  

D.C. United have several homegrown products competing in Europe at the moment, including midfielder Chris Durkin at Belgian Pro League club Sint-Truiden and midfielder Ian Harkes at Scottish Premiership side Dundee United.