Journalist Ciro Venerato has claimed (via TuttoJuve) that Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie has his sights set on a move to Tottenham Hotspur despite offers from other Premier League clubs.
McKennie has been linked with a move to Tottenham for months now, as reported by La Repubblica and Ben Jacobs, but he remains a Juventus player despite the January transfer window being open for close to three weeks now.
It is believed that Juventus are keen to sell McKennie, and CalcioMercato claim the Turin club would be happy with an offer of around €35m-€40m (£30.9m-£35.3m).
A report from Corriere della Sera at the start of the month suggested Bournemouth were at the front of the queue for the USA international, but McKennie was ready to reject a move to the Premier League newcomers. The report also mooted Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund as potential destinations.
While TuttoSport suggested the player was favouring a move to the Bundesliga side, the latest word from Italy reiterates that the 24-year-old is still holding out for a move to somewhere like Tottenham, or at least for a big club to make an approach for him (Corriere dello Sport).
According to Venerato, though, the only club McKennie wants to join is Spurs. The journalist said: “As far as the January market is concerned, the club will tend to sell because it would like to raise cash.
“First with McKennie. He dreams of Tottenham, but there are currently only offers from lower Premier League clubs.”
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Sounds like McKennie can’t make his mind up where he wants to go, and is simply desperate to leave Juventus and join another big club. We don’t particularly need him, and it doesn’t look like we’re going to go in for him at this stage either as the talk from the Tottenham side appears to have gone cold.
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