CalcioMercato have suggested that the falling out between Tottenham’s managing director of football Fabio Paratici and Juventus sporting director Federico Cherubini, might spell the end of Spurs’ pursuit of Weston McKennie.
Paratici raided Juve for Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski 12 months ago and the Spurs managing director has been backed to try to reunite with McKennie when the transfer window opens in January.
Multiple publications over the last month (Ben Jacobs and La Repubblica) have run stories about Tottenham’s interest in snapping up the USA international while Alasdair Gold said on the Gold and Guest Talk Tottenham Podcast that the former Schalke man is ‘adored’ by Paratici.
However, Paratici’s relationship with the Juve hierarchy seems to have soured over the last few days, with Cherubini slamming his predecessor for his reckless spending during his time in Turin in a recent interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.
CalcioMercato have now backed up Spurs’ interest in McKennie, suggesting that the North London club could be planning an offer for the American.
However, the report states that it is difficult to imagine Paratici and Cherubini sitting together at the negotiating table, given how their relationship has soured recently.
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I do not think the relationship between Paratici and Cherubini would impact Tottenham’s pursuit of McKennie. One would expect both to act professionally and hammer out a deal if it is in the best interest of their respective organisations. Besides, the negotiations for the USA international could be spearheaded by Daniel Levy instead of Paratici if Spurs think that would help.
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