Report: Spurs-linked midfielder jeered by his own fans after CL performance

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TuttoMercatoWeb have revealed that Weston McKennie, who was rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar this summer, was on the receiving end of whistles from Juventus fans on Wednesday.

90 min reported back in July that Tottenham were eying a move for 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 24-year-old if they received an offer of €30m (£25.1m) for him in this window.

It had also been previously reported by Gazzetta dello Sport that Antonio Conte is a big fan of the USA international and considers him to be ‘the new Arturo Vidal’.

However, Spurs seemingly did not push ahead with a move for McKennie, who stayed at the Allianz Stadium this summer.

The attacking midfielder was handed a start by Massimiliano Allegri in Juve’s Champions League clash against Benfica on Tuesday, with the Serie A giants falling to a shock 2-1 defeat at home.

TMW have revealed that McKennie put in poor performance and was even subject to whistles by the home fans in Turin.

The publication gave the former Schalke man a rating of 4.5/10 and wrote about his display: “Whistled by the fans. He should fit between the lines and sew the departments. He has no needle, thread, compass.”

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McKennie does not seem to be central to Allegri’s plans. So, if Spurs wanted the American, they could have got him for a relatively low price this summer. 

The fact that we did not make a move for the 24-year-old suggests that either Conte or Paratici had some reservations regarding the Juve star.

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