Report: Spurs sent scouts to watch £16m target this weekend – He picked up ligament injury

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Tottenham sent scouts to watch Weston McKennie in action for Juventus against Atalanta on Saturday amidst reports of a potential move to the Premier League, according to Calciomercato. 

Recent reports in Italy claimed Spurs boss Antonio Conte has shortlisted the USA international, who is valued at £16 million, as a reinforcement the club should look to recruit in January. 

McKennie, 23, has managed to establish himself as a mainstay in the Juventus midfield this season after a slow start under Massimiliano Allegri, which has tempted potential suitors in England’s top division. 

Calciomercato claim Spurs had scouts over in Turin to monitor McKennie during his side’s Serie A fixture against Atalanta over the weekend. 

The midfielder started the encounter at the Allianz Stadium but could not prevent Juventus from falling to a 1-0 defeat to La Dea. 

However, the scouts in attendance were only treated to just over an hour’s worth of action from McKennie, with the American being forced off with a suspected knee injury. 

Juventus have since confirmed McKennie suffered a ‘capsule ligament injury of the right knee’ though a timeline has not been set for his return as of yet.

Spurs Web Opinion 

McKennie appears to be firmly on the radar of Spurs with Conte allegedly shortlisting him as a January incoming, but the injury he sustained may have thrown a spanner in the works. It may cause Spurs to shift their focus elsewhere, but he could be a target to revisit in the summer. 

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