Antonio Conte’s admiration of Weston McKennie has not died down as it appears that he wants English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur to make another attempt during summer to sign him from Juventus.
According to a report, Conte is looking to shore up the midfield as the north Londoners look to lock down a Champions League spot in the remaining EPL games on the schedule. His number one target is the 23-year-old Texan.
Spurs’ admiration from McKennie goes back to last year when it was reported that he along with teammates Aaron Ramsey and Arthur were likely to be shipped out from Turin as the Bianconeri looked to lower player salaries and generate funds to compete in the transfer market. However, only Ramsey was sent packing as he moved to Rangers while McKennie fought his way back into head coach Massimiliano Allegri’s team to play an important role.
The former Schalke player has been out of action the past couple of months with broken metatarsals following Juventus’ Champions League quarterfinal first leg game against Villarreal. However, he is on the mend and back in training as he looks to break back into the team before the end of the Serie A season.
A move to Tottenham would put McKennie back into familiar company as Fabio Paratici, the man who brought him to Italy, is now the managing director of football for the team.
Conte will hope adding a third Juventus player to the ranks will prove just as good as they signed both Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski during the January window.