Tottenham Hotspur face a battle with Everton, Leicester City, Liverpool and Wolves for Schalke star Weston McKennie this summer.
Tottenham have conceded more goals than Arsenal, Sheffield United and the Premier League champions this season, amongst several others.
Although the Lilywhites seem to have turned things around for now, Jose Mourinho knows he must fix their defensive problems as soon as possible.
According to ESPN, Spurs are considering either splashing the cash for McKennie or trying to sign Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg instead.
Football Insider claims McKennie is set to move away from the VELTINS-Arena in the summer as Schalke are struggling to cope with financial repercussions.
Die Knappen, which translates to the Miners, are holding out for roughly €25-30m for the American, although the Premier League suitors are optimistic he will be available for something closer to to €20m.
The youngster has attracted attention from big-spending Hertha Berlin as well, but it is understood he favours a move to the Premier League.
Spurs need to sign a defensive midfielder to protect the defence, as the Lilywhites have leaked goals for fun throughout the season so far, and they have struggled to fill the gap left by Moussa Dembele.
Mckennie, 21, has impressed for the Royal Blues, making 28 appearances in the Bundesliga this season, scoring 3 goals, making 1.4 tackles per game, averaging 1.6 interceptions, and successfully completing 1.3 clearances on average (via WhoScored).
Unfortunately, it is unlikely he will come cheap, as it seems as if Daniel Levy will have a transfer battle on his hands in the summer.
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