Report: Serie A club set asking price for player Conte ‘really likes’

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Antonio Conte
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The print edition of Corriere Dello Sport (as relayed by Sport Witness) have revealed that Juventus could let rumoured Tottenham target Weston McKennie leave in January if they receive an offer of around €20m (£17m).

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

Fabrizio Romano said last week 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 months.

However, if Corriere’s update is to be believed, the midfielder’s improved run of form might not necessarily stop Juventus from cashing in on him in January.

The report claims that Spurs ‘really like’ the 23-year-old courtesy of Conte and Fabio Paratici. It is stated that the North London club could make an offer for McKennie when the transfer window reopens.

The Old Lady will allegedly need a ‘substantial offer’ from ‘€20m (£17m) and up’ to cash in on the former Schalke man.

Spurs Web Opinion 

I am personally not as enthusiastic at the prospect of singing McKennie as many Spurs fans seem to be as I am not convinced he is an upgrade on what we have already.

If we cannot land a player of Franck Kessie’s quality, I would rather see the likes of Ndombele and Lo Celso given more opportunities.

However, if Conte has personally asked for McKennie, then the club should back him. The Italian has shown over the course of his career that he can improve players and build systems that gets the best out of individuals.  

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