McKennie set for Juventus exit: Everton, Tottenham and Aston Villa interested

by | Aug 24, 2021 08:50

According to reports in Italy, Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is ‘not convinced’ by Weston McKennie, so the American midfielder could leave with Everton, Tottenham and Aston Villa interested.

Il Corriere dello Sport journalist Nicola Balice reports McKennie is not in Allegri’s plans, so the Bianconeri can sell the midfielder during the last week of the summer transfer window.

Aston Villa are reportedly the most interested club in signing the 22-year-old who joined Juventus one year ago from Schalke 04.

Tottenham are also in the race and so are Everton, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Luca Bianchin.

Juventus want at least €30m to sell the American midfielder who moved to Turin one year ago on an initial loan deal.

The Old Lady made his move permanent in March for €18.5m.

McKennie scored five goals and delivered two assists in 34 Serie A appearances last term, adding one goal in seven Champions League games.

Juventus have signed Manuel Locatelli on an initial loan deal with an obligation to buy from Sassuolo and could welcome one more midfielder if McKennie leaves.

epa09143261 Atalanta's Robin Gosens and Juventus' Weston McKennie (R) in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match Atalanta BC vs Juventus at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 18 April 2021. EPA-EFE/PAOLO MAGNI

8 Comments

  1. Martinn

    Cash from villa to pay off Chiesa. Worth it.

  2. Rosario

    Typical case of a player being undervalued whilst other personnel being massively overrated and overvalued. Ramsey and Rabio – just two examples of players who everyone knows are not worthy of Juventus.

  3. Gamal

    He’s better than Ramsey.

  4. taylan

    Right move. He has a lot of qualities but being a consistent player for Juventus is another thing and level.

  5. Rico

    Why is Ramsey still here? Why is Rabiot still here? They have no hunger, I would rather Weston anyday

  6. @jimmy_Stallion

    In pre-season he was happy with him and telling him he expects 10 goals this season. What’s changed? Not his opinion, it’s the books. He is the only player with market value that they can flip quick. No one wants Ramsey and Rabiot at their salaries. Bentacur, because of his agreement with the prior club, they would be giving up percentage of his sell.

  7. Bonucci the boss

    Ramsey is the one they most want out, and with good reason, but they can’t get rid of him after signing him on that ridiculous contract.

    McKennie did well last season, but maybe has limited potential to improve further, and +30m would be pretty good money for him. Think ideally you keep him and see how he does this season, but money is tight for most clubs these days. Definitely shouldn’t be willing to negotiate to 25m or whatever though – should be the asking price or no transfer.

  8. Steve Bachrach

    McKennie was Juventus most active and effective player on the pitch tonight in Turin vs. Sassuolo. Besides scoring the side’s only goal, he played his usual hard-nosed defense, and created numerous opportunities in the opponents’ box for his teammates.
    Despite the immaturity and dubious decision-making he demonstrated with the USMNT a few months ago, he is quickly picking up on exactly what Allegri wants from him. This latest match showcased what the club would lose if they gave up on him. And if you aren’t buying my optimistic take on McKennie, just take a look at the rest of the Juventus midfield. Locatelli was a non-factor against his former club and isn’t the scoring threat the American presents.

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