Report: Juventus may be willing to sell Spurs target for £25m after COVID breach

Fabio Paratici
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Juventus are reportedly open to selling Weston McKennie after the club’s bosses were unhappy with the midfielder breaking Covid-19 protocols on United States international duty.

McKennie has slipped down the pecking order at The Old Lady following the signing of Manuel Locatelli, while Adrien Rabiot, Rodrigo Bentancur and Aaron Ramsey are all likely to be ahead of the American.

The midfielder’s chances of regular game time have taken yet another dent, as the Daily Mail report Juventus chiefs are angry with the midfielder who allegedly broke Covid-19 regulations while away with his national side. 

He featured for the USA in their goalless draw against El Salvador, but was left out of the side in their 1-1 draw against Canada on Sunday night. 

This is not the first time McKennie has been involved with a Covid-19 breach, after he hosted a party in Turin while Italy was under strict lockdown regulations.

Calciomercato now claim that Juventus could be willing to accept a lower-end fee for McKennie after yet another incident.

The report suggests the Serie A giants would be prepared to accept a bid starting at £25 million, putting a number of Premier League clubs on red alert.

Spurs and fellow Premier League side Aston Villa showed an interest in the 23-year-old during the summer transfer window, but neither could secure a deal, meaning a stay in Turin was all but confirmed for this year at least.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side elected to make a move for teenage midfielder Pape Matar Sarr instead, who will spend the rest of the campaign back on loan at Metz before joining the side next year. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

This does not reflect well on McKennie, as yet another incident has condemned his Juventus career. He is quite clearly a talented player and the fee that Juventus could accept could prove to be decent in value, but Spurs’ midfield is very congested and he may not be a guaranteed starter anyway.

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