Report: Man Utd were offered midfielder allegedly wanted by Conte this summer

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Fabrizio Roamao has revealed on his YouTube channel that Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie, who was mooted to be on Tottenham’s radar, was offered to Manchester United this summer.

Gazzetta dello Sport reported soon after Antonio Conte’s appointment by Spurs back in November of last year that the Italian wanted to take McKennie to North London as he believed that the Juve midfielder to be ‘the new Arturo Vidal’.

The USA international was linked with a move to Tottenham once again over the summer, with 90 min claiming in July that Spurs ‘had been considering a bid’ for the player.

The report added that Juve were willing to cash in on the 24-year-old if they received an offer of around €30m (£26.1m).

Romano has now revealed that McKennie was one of a cluster of players offered to Man Utd in the final weeks of the transfer window as the Red Devils were scrambling for signings.

The journalist claimed that the likes of Memphis Depay and Yannick Carrasco, who were also said to be on Spurs’ radar (Sport and Telegraph), were also offered to United.

However, in the end, Erik Ten Hag’s side passed up on those names and ended up signing Brazilian pair Casemiro and Antony instead.

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This update by Romano seems to confirm that Juve were open to cashing in on McKennie this summer. I was surprised that Spurs did not push ahead with a move for the 24-year-old, given Paratici’s connections with the Bianconeri hierarchy.

The USA international would have been relatively cheap and would have offered Conte the flexibility to switch to a 3-5-2. The fact that we did not move for a player of his ilk, suggests that Conte does not plan on moving away from a 3-4-3, which is understandable given the firepower Spurs have in the forward areas.

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