Fabrizio Romano has said that there is a ‘serious possibility’ of Weston McKennie leaving Juventus in January amidst interest from Tottenham Hotspur.
The speculation linking McKennie with a move to Spurs has been steadily intensifying over the last couple of months.
TuttoSport also subsequently backed Fabio Paratici to try and reunite with the former Schalke man at the North London club, with the report explaining that the Old Lady could cash in on the USA international to raise funds for their transfer targets.
However, CalcioMercato suggested a couple of days ago that the falling out between Paratici and Juventus sporting director Federico Cherubini might scupper any deal for McKennine.
The report was referring to Cherubini’s comments slamming the Spurs managing director of football for his reckless spending during his time in Turin in a recent interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.
Romano has now explained that Tottenham are not the only Premier League club who have expressed an interest in McKennie ahead of January.
The journalist told CBS Sports: “There is a serious possibility that Weston McKennie leaves Juventus in 2023.
“There are no concrete negotiations yet, but Tottenham had been interested in the midfielder in recent months and other Premier League clubs have taken information on the midfielder, who started every World Cup game for USMNT and had some pretty big performances in Qatar.
“Juventus are going through a difficult moment on a corporate level and McKennie departing as early as January is possible. Otherwise, next summer might be when he makes his exit from Turin.”
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There are a lot of reasons why McKennine’s proposed move to Spurs would make sense for all parties but it is unclear if the Juve star is at the top of Paratici’s and Conte’s wishlist for the attacking midfield role.
We know that the Spurs managing director of football likes to negotiate for many players in each position and so, one should not rule out a surprise in January, especially given that others like Maddison, Kessie and Malinovskyi have also been mooted as targets.
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