Tottenham Hotspur’s Managing Director of Football Fabio Paratici is thought to be holding on to hopes of signing Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie, and reports out of Italy have put a price tag on the USA star’s head.
According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Paratici and Tottenham have liked the look of McKennie for a long time. No official approach was made for the 24-year-old in the summer, but rumours are building that Spurs may come in for McKennie in the January transfer window.
Il Bianconero suggested Juventus may be open to selling the dynamic midfielder in order to raise funds for their own transfer targets. CalcioMercato have highlighted McKennie as a January target for Spurs and it seems that interest is not going anywhere any time soon.
The USA international has three goals and an assist in 16 games so far this season over in Italy (Transfermarkt) and is now at the World Cup in Qatar with his country.
Now, CalcioMercato has stoked the fires of this particular rumour by putting a number on the kind of bid Spurs would need to make in order to prise McKennie away from the Serie A giants.
Apparently, Juventus “would not close the doors to offers exceeding €25-30 million.” It remains to be seen whether that is within the price range that Spurs and Paratici would be willing to spend, but the report claims the North London side are the most likely destination for McKennie.
They describe an “obsession” from Fabio Paratici and Tottenham boss Antonio Conte, and it seems “Tottenham remain attentive to the situation even if there have been no concrete moves.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Weston McKennie is a very good player and that valuation doesn’t sound too bad at all, but I’m not sure he’s the kind of player we are looking for. Ideally, we would want someone who is more comfortable playing in the hole behind the attackers, a real number 10 role. McKennie is certainly good at breaking forward, but is perhaps a little too similar to someone like Rodrigo Bentancur.
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