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Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs interested in ‘exuberant’ and ‘intelligent’ £22.5m-rated Dele Alli replacement

Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs interested in ‘exuberant’ and ‘intelligent’ £22.5m-rated Dele Alli replacement - Premier League

According to a recent report, Tottenham Hotspur are keen on a move for Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie, should they part with Dele Alli this January.

The report by Calcio Mercato (via Sport Witness) claims that McKennie, who only recently joined Juventus on a season-long loan deal that can become a permanent move if the Old Lady pay another €18.5 million (£16.8 million) to Schalke at the end of the season, is a target for Spurs, should the north London side part with Dele Alli.

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So far in his time at Juventus, the £22.5 million-rated central midfielder has made 10 appearances in Serie A, scoring one goal and providing two assists, as well as averaging a WhoScored match rating of 6.84 – ranking him as the club’s 12th-best performer in the Italian top flight.

And, as well as Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea are also reportedly keeping an eye on the midfielder, who Juve’s chief football officer, Fabio Paratici, has described as ‘exuberant‘ and ‘intelligent‘.

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Considering the fact that McKennie’s deal at Juventus is slightly complicated, as he is still only currently on loan from Schalke, it would seem unlikely that Tottenham would be able to make a move for the American international until the summer, at the very least.

As such, should Spurs let Alli leave in the January transfer window, it would seem, if they do indeed believe that McKennie is the player they would like to replace the 24-year-old, that they will have to make do without the extra body in midfield for the second half of the season.

In other Spurs news, Tottenham have received a boost in their pursuit of this ‘dream’ signing, find out more here!


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