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USMNT Transfer News: Weston Mckennie wanted by Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs plotting January move for McKennie

Tottenham Hotspur will try to sign Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie
Tottenham Hotspur will try to sign Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is reportedly eyeing a move for midfielder Weston McKennie from his former club Juventus next month. 

The Spurs boss, who took over from Nuno Espirito Santo at Tottenham at the beginning of November, is keen on a versatile player in the centre of the park, especially with the futures of Dele Alli, Harry Winks, and Tanguy Ndombele up in the air. 

Juventus won't let McKennie leave unless it's for a reasonable fee

However, Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is keen to keep the 23-year-old yet Italian outlet Calciomercato add that McKennie is not indispensable and could be offloaded for the right price - around the £25m-£30m mark. 

However, they won't be able to sign McKennie on the cheap, after Juventus paid Schalke €4.5 million to initially sign him on loan, then €18.5m over three years, plus €6.5m in potential add-ons, to make the move permanent.

Weston McKennie wearing Schalke 04 jersey

In addition, manager Massimiliano Allegri sees the United States international as somebody he can call upon, having played the 23-year-old 18 times this season in the centre of midfield and on the right-wing with a return of two goals.

McKennie also has a contract at the Allianz Stadium until the summer of 2025. 

McKennie would be staying put if it was down to Allegri, but he is still not deemed to be completely nontransferable, adds the story.

With Juventus in a difficult financial situation and needing funds to bring in recruits, the Italian outlet suggests an offer of €30m to €35m could be enough to see McKennie leave.

According to Transfermarkt, the player is worth 25 million euros the same amount of money that Juventus paid for the U.S. soccer player.

Tottenham Hotspur will try to sign Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie in the January transfer window.

The midfielder won the Coppa Italia last season and also the 2020 Italian Super Cup - he has made 64 appearances in total for the Old Lady, scoring eight goals. 

McKennie's departure may occur if Tchouameni arrives to Turin

Juventus have identified Monaco starlet Aurelien Tchouameni as a transfer target - according to Calciomercato.

The 21-year-old has also been linked with a number of other top European clubs, with Monaco demanding €50 million (£42m/$57m) for his services.

Tchouameni is now top of Juve's January shopping list, but they must first offload Arthur, Aaron Ramsey, or Weston Mckennie to reduce their wage bill.

About McKennie´s career

Though born in the U.S., McKennie found soccer thanks to his father taking up a military post at Ramstein Air Base near Kaiserslautern, Germany. Looking to stay out of trouble and emulate his older brother, five-year-old McKennie would go to the school across the street from the family home to play soccer, and though he was the youngest player, showed innate ability early on. 

While playing at the school, he was seen by a young coach named David Müller who invited the youngster to play for his team on the weekend. In his first game, McKennie scored eight goals. Shortly after, he moved up two age groups and his team didn't lose a game until it was time for the McKennie family to move on.

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