Report: Tottenham eyeing USA international as potential Dele Alli replacement

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According to a report from CalcioMercato, Tottenham Hotspur are one of multiple Premier League clubs who are interested in snapping up Weston McKennie, who has impressed during his loan spell at Juventus this season.

It was reported in the summer that Jose Mourinho was a fan of McKennie and wanted to bring him to North London on the back of his impressive displays for Schalke (Football Insider).

However, it was Juve who snapped up the 22-year-old on loan during the summer and the midfielder has made an excellent impression in his first few months in Turin.

CalcioMercato report that the USA international’s performances have attracted the attention of Tottenham, as well as their Premier League rivals, Chelsea and Manchester United.

The report claims that Spurs are eyeing McKennie as a replacement for Dele Alli, should the England international depart the club.

However, any deal for McKennie would be complicated, with Juventus having the option of making the deal permanent for a fee of around €18.5m (£16.7m) plus bonuses at the end of the season.

Spurs Web Opinion

Given how well McKennie is playing at the moment for Juve, I do not see why the Italian giants would not take up the option to buy the American at the end of the season. So, it looks like we have likely missed our chance to snap him up.

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