Tottenham Hotspur are seriously considering a move for Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie, according to CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs.

McKennie is well known to Spurs’ managing director of football, Fabio Paratici after he was responsible in taking the 24-year-old to Juventus from Schalke, having originally joined the Old Lady on loan in September 2020 (ESPN).

The midfielder has made an impressive start to the United States’ World Cup campaign having helped his country stifle the threat of England during the 0-0 draw on Friday.

Italian news outlet Calciomercato claimed earlier this week that Spurs are keen on McKennie while the Serie A giants could look to sell the USA midfielder for a fee of around €25-30million (£21.5-£26million) in the January transfer window.

Jacobs took to Twitter to claim: “(And to be clear… Spurs are seriously considering McKennie. There is real substance to the links).”

Weston McKennie

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SpursWeb Opinion

McKennie would be a good addition to the Tottenham midfield given his ability as a true box-to-box player who would certainly add plenty of energy to Antonio Conte’s options in the middle of the park.

At around £25m, it would represent decent business given the fact that he is still only 24 and has plenty of experience, arguably moving ahead of Oliver Skipp in the pecking order should a move materialise.

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