Report: Tottenham transfer plans may be complicated by Paul Pogba news

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According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham are weighing up a potential move for Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie this summer, however, Paul Pogba’s injury could put an end to their hopes. 

McKennie scored four times in 29 appearances for the Old Lady last season (Transfermarkt) and is reportedly seen as a key member of Max Allegri’s squad ahead of the new campaign (Daily Mail).

While the Italian giants were said to be open to selling the American international, providing they are able to fetch a fee in the region of £34 million, they may have to keep him as cover due to Paul Pogba’s knee injury (Daily Mail).

Spurs’ managing director of football Fabio Paratici is a long-term admirer of the player and it was his negotiations that saw Juventus land McKennie from Bundesliga outfit Schalke in 2020 (Transfermarkt).

The 23-year-old, who has also been linked to Leeds United recently (GiveMeSport), has voiced his opinion on current rumours linking him with a move away from the Allianz Arena.

Speaking to Calciomercato, he said: “There is a lot of talk about my hypothetical transfer, to the point that it is difficult to completely ignore certain rumours. However, my agent and I are in close contact and therefore I would be the first to know if something is true or not.”

Spurs Web Opinion

McKennie is a dynamic, versatile player who I feel would adapt well to the demands of the Premier League. Despite this, I don’t really see Spurs prioritising this signing. The arrival of Yves Bissouma and the return of Oliver Skipp to compete with Rodrigo Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for the two central midfield spots now makes this an area of strength for Spurs.

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