Tottenham Hotspur correspondent Alasdair Gold has made a teasing summer transfer claim involving midfielder Weston McKennie.
The Lowdown: Conte summer in full swing…
Having already announced the signing of Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan on a Bosman deal, Spurs have wasted absolutely no time in showing manager Antonio Conte they’re serious.
Guiding the Lilywhites to a top-four Premier League finish, Conte will have a near-£150 million kitty to play with as the bulk of Tottenham’s recently announced equity increase will be re-invested into the team.
Sharing news on who transfer chief Fabio Paratici could target in the next few months, Gold has made a teasing claim involving McKennie.
The Latest: Spurs could move…
According to the football.london journalist, Tottenham ‘held talks’ with the USA international’s representatives in January and he wouldn’t be surprised to see McKennie emerge back on Paratici’s radar – especially given the club director is a ‘big’ fan.
“Weston McKennie is someone Paratici is a big fan of and I reported back in January that he held talks that month with the player’s representatives about a potential summer move. I wouldn’t bet against him following up on that this summer but much depends on how willing Juventus are to let him go after a season in which he was a regular starter before suffering a metatarsal fracture in February which all but ended his campaign until the final match.
The Verdict: Make a move?
Still just 23-years-old and already possessing a glowing reputation, his reported valuation of around £34 million is arguably a snip.
Described as a ‘pressing machine’ and ‘supremely underrated’ attacking threat by MLS expert Chris Smith of 90min, the starlet’s sell-on value appears to only be matched by his ability as a tenacious midfield presence.
As Conte looks for fresh additions who can shore up his options in that position, McKennie may well be someone to look out for.
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In other news: Alasdair Gold also suggests £122,000-per-week ‘genius’ is open to joining Tottenham, find out more here.
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