Juventus have become open to parting ways with Weston McKennie for the right price in the current transfer window, according to 90min.
Tottenham Hotspur were contemplating whether to table an offer for McKennie or not earlier in this transfer window. A few days ago, it was revealed that they are actively chasing after the central midfielder at this moment, with Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici being keen admirers of his qualities (Daily Mail).
Paratici has been assessing his option to sign McKennie ever since he took over the Managing Director of Football role at Spurs. Now, Juve are weighing up wherther to part company with the midfielder to raise some funds and free up a spot in midfield to help with their rumoured pursuit of Chelsea star Jorginho.
The Bianconeri have set a valuation of €30million (£25.1million) for McKennie’s signature despite Massimiliano Allegri suggesting last week how he was a key cog in his plans moving forward.
Spurs are said to be in the market for a creative midfielder (Evening Standard), with the US international also being able to play as a number ten when required.
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McKennie left Schalke to move to Turin in a permanent move worth €18.5 million plus an additional €6.5million in add-ons (ESPN) after joining them initially on a loan deal. Since then, he has raised his game to reach newer heights, although his progress has slowed down over the last year or so.
Injuries, coupled with his team’s poor form, saw the 23-year-old struggle to replicate the displays from the earlier campaigns. McKennie could only make 29 appearances for his side last season as he was on the sidelines for a considerable period. He did score four goals in that period (Transfermarkt), but that return was well off the pace from what he accomplished in the past.
Perhaps Conte could reinvigorate McKennie as he did with Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur. We have brought in Yves Bissouma from Brighton and Hove Albion for a deal worth £35million, including bonuses this summer (Sky Sports).
However, McKennie could still have a spot, considering how the likes of Harry Winks, Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele are departure bound after being deemed surplus for requirements (Daily Mail). We have to wait and see whether the north Londoners would make any attempt to sign the Serie A ace or not now that they know his price tag.