Juventus rejected McKennie-van de Beek swap with Manchester United

The evidence provided by the public prosecutor into Juventus financial dealings has also revealed that they rejected Manchester United’s attempt to swap Donny van de Beek for Weston McKennie.

The club directors were subjected to wiretaps for well over a year to gather evidence that is now being presented to magistrates with the request to open a trial into financial irregularities.

As the Italian justice system does not use a jury, evidence is regularly released to reporters because it cannot risk influencing a trial.

This can lead to a lot of information coming out, and according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, that includes some transfer deals that didn’t go through.

It’s suggested the wiretaps show Juventus rejected a proposal from Manchester United in August 2021 to swap Netherlands international van de Beek with USMNT midfielder McKennie.

That was just a year after Manchester United paid €39m to sign van de Beek from Ajax and he was then loaned to Everton in January 2022.

McKennie is widely expected to leave Juventus either next month or over the summer, with Tottenham Hotspur known to be interested.

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