Former Major League Soccer star Herculez Gomez has backed Weston McKennie to swap Juventus for Tottenham in January, claiming that Antonio Conte has wanted to work with the midfielder for a long time.
Reports from Italy over recent weeks have backed Spurs to make a move for McKennie when the transfer window opens in January (Calciomercato).
Il Bianconero suggested last month that Juventus may be open to cashing in on the USA international as they need to raise funds to make a move for Atletico Madrid’s Rodrigo De Paul in January.
Tuttomercoweb subsequently asserted a couple of days that Fabio Paratici spearheaded Juve’s pursuit of McKennie back in 2020 and added that the Spurs managing director of football remains an admirer of the player.
Gomez has now named Tottenham as a likely destination for the former Schalke man and added that the midfielder is ideally suited to Premier League football.
The former LA Galaxy striker told ESPN FC: “Antonio Conte has been wanting McKennie for quite some time and guess what? Juventus want to sell him and they need those funds.
“They’re going to lose money so they need to make that up, and Weston McKennie does have some market value right now. With his attribute of scoring goals, he’s such a weapon on set pieces.
“The Premier League loves this type of player, McKennie is made for the Premier League and I can see this happening.”
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I do expect Spurs to loan out Pape Matar Sarr in January and to bring in another midfielder. An offensive-minded midfielder of McKennie’s profile is exactly what Conte will be after in order to give him more options when he opts to use a 3-5-2. This transfer is definitely on the cards in January, particularly given Paratici’s relationship with the Juve hierarchy.
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