Serie A journalist Carlo Garganese has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur made contact with Juventus regarding the potential of signing Weston McKennie, and suggested the move may materialise in the January transfer window.

McKennie only joined Juventus in 2021, but has been the subject of mounting speculation regarding his future since the summer. The rumours don’t appear to be going anywhere now, it seems.

Weston McKennie

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The midfielder has 13 goals and seven assists for the Turin club in 91 appearances (Transfermarkt), but it is unclear just how many more games he will play for the Serie A giants. According to Garganese’s latest report, Juventus are now ‘open to selling’ McKennie.

CalcioMercato recently put a price tag on the USA midfielder of around €25 million – €30 million (£21.5 million -£26 million). This comes amid reported interest from Spurs, who would be keen to bring McKennie to North London but only for the right price (La Repubblica).

Apparently, Spurs are already in contact with McKennie’s representatives ahead of the January window (TuttoSport). This notion has been reinforced by Garganese’s latest update.

He told GiveMeSport: “I don’t know about recently, but I know that there was some contact there in the summer. I don’t know how advanced, if at all, it was. There’s always contact between clubs for players.”

Nothing too outstanding there, then, but looking ahead to the future, Garganese added: “But what I can tell you from the Juventus side is that McKennie is a player that they would be open to selling, maybe even potentially in January.”

According to Garganese, “The reason for that is that Juventus are very well stocked in central midfield. They’ve got a lot of players in centre midfield.”

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Weston McKennie has looked good at the World Cup and I’m sure the Spurs scouts will be keeping a keen eye on him. For me, he’s another option similar to Sofyan Amrabat – both very good players, who would be nice additions to our squad, though not necessarily a priority at this time.

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