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Everton: Weston McKennie could ‘bring a lot’ to the Toffees

Everton: Weston McKennie could ‘bring a lot’ to the Toffees -Everton News

Everton should consider making a move for USA and Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie in the near future, according to journalist Simon Phillips.

The Lowdown: Impressive World Cup for McKennie

The 24-year-old has been on World Cup duty with America in Qatar, and while his country exited after defeat to Netherlands on Saturday, he enjoyed an impressive tournament.

McKennie has been a key member of an energetic USA midfield throughout the competition, starting all four matches and averaging 1.3 clearances per game.

A move away from Juventus could be on the cards and a Premier League switch is possible, with Everton one of the clubs linked with signing him in recent weeks.

The Latest: McKennie would suit Everton

Speaking to GiveMeSport, Phillips talked up the idea of Everton snapping up McKennie, believing that club and player would be a perfect fit.

He said of the American:

“He’s a very good player, I think he could bring a lot to Everton, I don’t think he’s good enough for Chelsea and I don’t want Chelsea to sign him but I think for a club like Everton, he’s much better suited to that move.”

The Verdict: Brilliant midfield option

Everton’s midfield arguably looks too one-paced at times under Frank Lampard, and McKennie is somebody who could be ideal in solving that issue.

At 24, he is at an ideal age to come in and strengthen the Toffees in the middle of the park, with 91 appearances for Juventus and 40 caps for the USA highlighting his pedigree.

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McKennie could take up a box-to-box role which gives Frank Lampard’s side an extra attacking dimension – he has been described as a ‘dangerous‘ player by Clint Dempsey – and while his current Juventus deal doesn’t expire until 2025, a January bid could turn the Serie A club’s heads.

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