Report: Antonio Conte instructs Spurs to raid Juventus for third signing from Italian club

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Antonio Conte
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Tottenham Hotspur head coach Antonio Conte has instructed the club to sign Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie this summer, according to Calciomercato.

Spurs’ managing director of football Fabio Paratici spent eleven years at the Italian club and went back to his old stomping ground in the January transfer window to bring Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur.

Paratici brokered the deal which saw the USA international move to Turin from Schalke on a permanent deal in March of last year for an initial £16million, having spent the season prior on loan (The Sun).

The report claims that Spurs have been left pleased by the impact which Bentancur and Kulusevski have had on the team following their arrival with the club currently battling it out with Arsenal for fourth place.

 

McKennie suffered a fractured foot during Juventus’ Champions League knockout stage match against Villarreal which has seen him miss their last fifteen matches in all competitions (transfermarkt).

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McKennie would add some further versatility to the Spurs midfield given his ability to operate as a defensive midfielder, central midfielder or even on the right.  However, the one flaw is the fact that it would take up yet another non-homegrown space within the squad which could potentially see Hojbjerg depart if a suitable offer was made.

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