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Weston McKennie Moves to Leeds United on Loan from Juventus

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Leeds United has added American midfielder Weston McKennie to its ranks, officially signing him on Monday from Italian Serie A side Juventus for the rest of the Premier League season.

Details of the deal will see the 24-year-old join the Yorkshire team on loan with an option to sign him permanently in the summer for 35 million British pounds if they avoid relegation.

After months of speculation as to where McKennie would head, with the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund, and Nottingham Forest reportedly showing interest, he left Juventus Center for Leeds to undergo a physical exam before putting pen to paper on the deal.

The former Schalke midfielder would make a huge move in August 2020 from Germany to Turin, Italy, as Juventus signed him on loan before making it permanent the following year in March. In total, he played 96 games for the Bianconeri, scoring 13 goals and contributing five assists in all competitions.

McKennie will play with some familiar faces from the U.S. national team as Leeds has Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson in the squad.

The new No. 28 could see his first action for Leeds United on Sunday when they head to City Ground to face Nottingham Forest.


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