Fabrizio Romano reveals why Spurs missed out on midfielder this summer

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Fabio Paratici
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Fabrizio Romano has reported on his Twitch channel (09/09/21) that Tottenham failed to sign Weston McKennie this summer as they only made a loan offer, while Juventus wanted a permanent fee of around £25.8m.

CalcioMercato reported last week that Juventus could be open to cashing in on Weston McKennie in January, with Tottenham continuing to hold an interest in the midfielder.

McKennie was heavily linked with a move to Tottenham over the summer, with sources alleging that Fabio Paratici was keen on bringing the midfielder to North London.

The Spurs managing director allegedly even offered Tanguy Ndombele to Juventus in a potential swap deal for the USA international but the 23-year-old ended up staying put in Turin while the Frenchman remained at Tottenham.

Reports from Italy claimed over the weekend that McKennie could be sold when the window reopens in January unless he proves to Massimiliano Allegri that he can contribute a significant number of goals from midfield.

CalcioMercato asserted that the midfielder’s future is now ‘future is further and further away from Juventus’.

They explained that McKennie was punished for violating Covid protocols while with the US national team this week and that the player’s behaviour has not gone down well with his club.

It was asserted that the Old Lady could cash in on the midfielder, who is wanted by Spurs as well as Aston Villa.  The former Schalke man was alleged to be valued by the Serie A giants at around €30m (£25.7m).

Spurs Web Opinion 

I am certainly not on the McKennie hype train as I do not believe the 23-year-old will be an upgrade on the likes of Dele, Lo Celso or Ndombele. We should be going for a player like Franck Kessie, who would immediately improve our starting eleven.

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