It looks like midfielder Weston McKennie could be on his way out of Juventus before the transfer deadline as it has been reported that several English Premier League teams have shown interest in signing him.
The soon-to-be 23-year-old arrived in Turin last summer from German Bundesliga team Schalke as former Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo sought to bolster the midfield. However, with the firing of the Italian legend and the rehiring of Massimiliano Allegri, the latter has expressed that McKennie does not fit in with his plans for the Serie A season.
Now, Italian sources, via a report on Teamtalk, have said the Bianconeri are listening to offers from several Premier League teams.
It appears that Tottenham is the frontrunner as another report states the team has opened talks with Juventus on a possible 55-million dollar transfer. The one advantage Spurs have in the race is their managing director Fabio Paratici as he was responsible for bringing McKennie to Juventus last year.
Another team in the hunt for the Texas native is Aston Villa. According to another report, Villa head coach Dean Smith and sporting director Johan Lange have been highly interested in McKennie in the past and the team is ready to offer 35 million dollars to pry him away from Juventus.
With the loss of Jack Grealish in a 139-million dollar transfer to Manchester City, the Villans certainly have the money to get their man.
Everton and West Ham United are two other teams that are reportedly in the race for McKennie’s signature although it is unclear whether they can meet Juventus’ asking price.
McKennie had an impressive debut season at Juventus as he played in 34 games in all competitions and scored five goals. He also helped the team to wins in the Italian Super Cup and Italian Cup.