Report: West Ham now frontrunners for heavily-linked Spurs target

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West Ham United are considered frontrunners to sign Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie from Juventus, according to Italian news outlet Calciomercato.

The USA international has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, with The Independent reporting in August that the North Londoners had made contact with the Serie A giants over a possible deal.

Tottenham’s managing director of football Fabio Paritici was the man who brought McKennie to Turin and it was said a fee of under £40million could be achievable.

West Ham have reportedly moved to the front of the queue for the 23-year-old who is under contract at the Old Lady until the summer of 2025, following his move from Schalke in March which cost Juventus €18.5 million (£15.8million).

McKennie has started three of Juventus’ six games in all competitions this season, where he is yet to score or provide an assist (transfermarkt).

SpursWeb Opinion

Weston McKennie would be a good signing for Tottenham and is certainly an upgrade on Harry Winks, however, the club do have Pape Matar Sarr arriving next summer from Metz.

West Ham would be able to offer McKennie regular first-team football and would certainly make them a much difficult opponent to face, especially with Spurs’ own midfield woes which were highlighted in the loss at the Emirates.

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