Report: Premier League rival offered chance to sign Spurs-linked McKennie

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Fabio Paratici
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According to Sky Sports Transfer Centre (17:13), Burnley could snap up Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie, who has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham over the last few weeks.

While Tottenham are expected to announce their capture of Emerson Royal from Barcelona before this evening’s deadline, it seems as though the club are set to end empty-handed in their pursuit of a new midfielder. 

Reports emerged this morning that Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves was a target for Spurs but that rumour seems to have gone quiet over the last few hours.

McKennie was thought to be another name on Tottenham’s radar, with sources alleging earlier this summer that Fabio Paratici was keen on reuniting with the midfielder he signed for Juventus.

It was even rumoured that the Spurs managing director had offered Tanguy Ndombele in a swap deal to Juventus in exchange for the USA international.

However, the deal did not materialise and Ndombele now looks set to stay at Tottenham beyond this evening’s deadline.

If Sky Sports’ latest update is to be believed, Burnley could now offer McKennie a route into the Premier League.

They claim that the Claretts have been offered the chance to snap up the 23-year-old this evening.

It is revealed that Sean Dyche’s men are in talks over a deal for McKennie, having made an offer to Juve.

Spurs Web Opinion 

It seems evident that Tottenham’s inability to find a buyer for Ndombele probably prevented Paratici from pushing the boat to sign another central midfielder. 

I am not too fussed on missing out on McKennie anyway as I am not convinced he would have improved our starting eleven. 

After signing a hit young prospect in Pape Sarr, we ideally needed a Kessie/Bissouma/Neves type signing, who would instantly improve the side.

It now looks like Paratici and co have decided to wait until January to move Ndombele on and bring in a central midfielder.

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