As per Calciomercato.it, a development has emerged in Tottenham Hotspur’s race to sign Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie.
The Lowdown: Premier League calls?
The 23-year-old has enjoyed a resurgence under Massimiliano Allegri recently after a whirlwind 2021/2022 start for him personally.
McKennie, now a fixed point in Juve’s starting eleven, was the subject of inconsistent performances at club level and even some off-field international drama with the USA before playing his way back in (SB Nation).
A report by La Gazzetta dello Sport last week even stated that new Lilywhites boss Antonio Conte personally wants to bring him to north London and sees him as the ‘new Vidal’.
In another update, Calciomercato.it have brought a promising claim.
The Latest: Spurs not scared by McKennie price tag…
According to the Italian outlet, Tottenham have already approached to ‘ask for information’ on McKennie as they prepare their move for the midfielder.
As well as this, it is believed that the player’s €30-35 million (£25.1m-£29.3m) asking price ‘does not scare’ Spurs or managing director Fabio Paratici by extension.
The Verdict: Get it done?
Given McKennie’s versatility across midfield and even at centre-half, we believe this may be a deal worth pursuing if Paratici and co truly have no problem paying his asking price.
The youngster, having already amassed an impressive 28-caps for the USA, has been lavished with praise by football’s most iconic names in recent seasons.
Indeed, just last season, Italy legend, World Cup winner and ex-Juve boss Andrea Pirlo called McKennie a ‘rock’ in his midfield, praising the midfield maestro who ‘grits his teeth’ (Goal).
Amid his upturn in form, Tottenham could be wise to pounce whilst the player’s confidence is high and can carry serious momentum over to the Premier League.
His £29.3m maximum estimation is arguably generous given his age and the fact he comes with plenty of sell-on value.
In other news: Conte set for Tottenham injury boost as Sky Sports reporter breaks update on Twitter, find out more here.
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