Report: Rumoured Spurs midfield target picks up injury – Could be out for weeks

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Rumoured Tottenham target Weston McKennie has picked up an injury that could potentially sideline him until the end of the transfer window.

Spurs are thought to be on the lookout for another midfielder this summer (Evening Standard), with the likes of James Maddison (GiveMeSport), Nicolo Zaniolo (TuttoSport) and Lucas Paqueta (L’Equipe) being mooted as potential targets for the North London club.

90 min claimed last week that Tottenham could also turn their attentions to McKennie, who was brought to Juventus from Schalke by Fabio Paratici during his time at the Serie A club.

The report asserted that Juve would be willing to sell the 23-year-old if they receive an offer of €30m (£25.1m) for him in this window.

However, the Serie A giants have now confirmed on their official website that McKennie has suffered a shoulder injury that will keep him sidelined for at least three weeks.

The USA international also had more than his fair share of injuries last season, missing a total of 21 games due to a metatarsal fracture and knee problems (Transfermarkt).

So, perhaps the Juve star’s poor injury record could make the Spurs hierarchy reconsider their interest in the midfielder.

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I do not think this will have a bearing on Tottenham’s decision as all of these injuries are unique rather than a recurring problem.

If Tottenham do decide to move to a midfielder late in the window (which seems a big ‘if’ at the moment given that the club seem to be going after Zaniolo), I believe McKennie is the player they are most likely to pursue.

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