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West Ham United: Rob Newman gifted Weston McKennie transfer boost

West Ham United: Rob Newman gifted Weston McKennie transfer boost -West Ham Transfer Rumours

According to Italian news outlet Tuttosport, as translated by TRANSFERmarketWEB, West Ham United and new head of recruitment Rob Newman have been gifted a boost in the race to sign Weston McKennie.

The Lowdown: Newman era begins…

As officially announced, the Hammers have now begun a new era at the London Stadium with former Manchester City chief Newman taking on the club’s fresh head of recruitment position.

Indeed, the 57-year-old will oversee West Ham’s scouting and transfer strategy in a bid to elevate David Moyes’ men to the next level.

Recently, reports have come out indicating that Newman has already set his sights on his first West Ham target.

As per Football Insider, the Irons have already started laying the groundwork to sign USA international McKennie with talks being held.

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It is also believed that the 23-year-old is ‘very keen‘ on a move to London and the Premier League.

The Latest: Newman gifted McKennie boost…

As per the latest from Italy, it appears Newman and West Ham have been given a boost in the race to sign McKennie for Moyes.

Tuttosport, shared by TRANSFERmarketWEB, say that Juventus are now ready to sanction his sale and could do it as soon as the January transfer window.

The Old Lady apparently want to lodge a bid for 21-year-old Monaco sensation Aurelien Tchouameni and the sale of McKennie may well help them to do that.

The Verdict: Get it done…

As Juve’s stance becomes crystal clear, now may be the perfect time for West Ham to strike a pre-January agreement amid their alleged behind-scenes talks.

Lauded as an ‘outstanding’ player by former Premier League boss David Wagner, it is clear to see that McKennie’s ceiling is vast given he has already racked up 25 caps for the USA at such a young age.

He could add real steel to the Hammers midfield and come as an alternative option to Tomas Soucek, offering an immediate replacement to the outgoing Mark Noble.

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