Report: Juventus make Weston McKennie decision amidst Spurs interest 

Fabio Paratici
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According to CaughtOffside, Juventus have decided to hang on to rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Weston McKennie. 

Recent reports from Italy claimed Antonio Conte wants McKennie to be brought to Spurs in January, with the Italian seeing him as the new Arturo Vidal. 

Fabrizio Romano said earlier this month that Spurs could target a central midfielder in January, pointing out that they tried in vain to sign the USA international on loan during the summer. 

After a slow start to the season, McKennie has now established himself as a regular in Massimiliano Allegri’s starting eleven over recent weeks.

The print edition of Corriere Dello Sport (as relayed by Sport Witness) claimed last week that the midfielder’s improved run of form might not necessarily stop Juve from cashing in on him.

It was explained that the Old Lady could sell the 23-year-old if they received an offer of ‘€20m (£17m) and up’, with Tottenham named in the report as the most interested party.

However, if CaughtOffside’s latest report is to be believed, it appears the Serie A giants have had a change of heart regarding McKennie.

It is said that the midfielder is rated highly among the Juve backroom staff and those at the club have been very pleased with how he is developing.

It is asserted that Juve have no plans to move McKennie on in January as things stand.

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I have personally never been in favour of a move for McKennie as I am not convinced he is an improvement over what we have. However, after the performances of Ndombele and Dele against Mura, both players have seemingly moved closer to the exit door.

So the club could well be in the market for a player of McKennie’s profile when the transfer window opens in January. If Conte’s rates the American highly, then Spurs should pay Juve’s asking price to get the deal over the line. 

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