Tottenham eye USA midfielder Weston McKennie
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TOP STORY: Could next stop for USMNT’s Weston McKennie be Tottenham from Juventus?
US men’s national team midfielder Weston McKennie could leave Juventus with Tottenham Hotspur interested in signing him, as has been reported by Calciomercato.
The 24-year-old was a part of manager Gregg Berhalter’s starting lineup for all four of the Stars and Stripes’ World Cup matches in Qatar until defeat against the Netherlands in the round of 16. With the USA out of the tournament, McKennie will now return to Turin, where things haven’t always been as simple for the midfielder in a Bianconeri shirt.
At Juventus, McKennie faces competition from the likes of Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot, Manuel Locatelli, Nicolo Fagioli and Fabio Miretti, while Leandro Paredes is also with the club on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.
I Bianconeri reportedly turned down a swap deal involving McKennie and Manchester United‘s Donny van de Beek in the summer of 2021, but Premier League interest in the American has endured thanks to Spurs.
It is reported that the interest from the North London club could also translate into an offer, although it would take a lot for Juventus chief Federico Cherubini and Tottenham manager Fabio Paratici to reach a deal.
McKennie has managed a total of 16 appearances for Juventus across Serie A and the Champions League this term, scoring three goals and providing the assist for another one.
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