The Lowdown: McKennie linked with Leeds
The 24-year-old has struggled to become an integral figure at the Serie A club since joining from Schalke 04 two years ago, and it could be that he is allowed to leave in January.
However, it seems that there could be a number of clubs keen on signing the midfielder if he does leave Turin, so it won’t be easy for the Whites to get their man.
The Latest: Leeds ‘aware’ of McKennie’s situation
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones claimed that Leeds are monitoring McKennie’s situation and could make a move for him in January.
The journalist said of the 24-year-old:
“Spurs have looked at him before. Chelsea and Leeds are both aware of the fact he could become available. So, I think it’s a case of wait and see.
“Obviously, with the World Cup to come too, we will have to see what his condition and his state of mind is off the back of that.”
The Verdict: Ideal injection of quality
McKennie could be a brilliant prospective addition to Leeds’ squad, giving it an injection of quality and legs at an important point in the Premier League season.
Compatriots Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson have both become instant regulars under Jesse Marsch at Elland Road since joining in the summer, and there is no reason why the Juventus man couldn’t be a similarly impactful signing.
To have made 91 appearances for a club of Juve’s stature is no mean feat, and he has also been described as ‘the best American player playing in Europe’ by his manager Massimiliano Allegri, which speaks volumes for his talent.
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