Tottenham are keen to sign Juventus hotshot Weston McKennie in this window, although they might face competition from Everton.
According to Calciomercato, Weston McKennie is a player in demand as Premier League clubs are showing an interest in bringing him to England. Tottenham are said to be the prime contenders for his signature, although they might face competition from Everton for the Juventus midfielder.
McKennie joined Juventus last season on loan from Schalke, although the Serie A giants made a move permanent earlier in this current window for £18.5 million. He became a mainstay in the side since arriving, as the midfielder held his own to make 45 appearances in all competitions. Massimiliano Allegri remains a fan of the American midfielder, but the Bianconeri might sanction a move if a generous offer arrives.
The Italian giants have also committed to a big-money move involving Manuel Locatelli, who joined on a two-year loan deal with a €35 million obligation to buy. Juventus are foreseeing a difficult financial market and could sell some of their players, such as McKennie.
Current Tottenham director Fabio Paratici was responsible for bringing the USMNT star to Turin from Germany. Paratici is seemingly interested in a reunion by bringing the midfielder to north London. Spurs have some ongoing problems with some of their existing midfielders, and a solution is needed.
Tanguy Ndombele is unhappy and has reportedly expressed a desire to leave after failing to feature under new manager Nuno Espirito Santo. Moussa Sissoko is another one who seems to be on the exit ramps as well. McKennie is identified as a perfect replacement if either of them decides to leave, as it is unlikely Spurs will sell both.
However, it remains to be seen how much of an investment Spurs would need to make over McKennie, considering they have already spent on signing Cristian Romero, Bryan Gil and Pierluigi Gollini. Nuno Espirito Santo’s priority remains to strengthen the defence before the window closes, after requesting the club to sign Granada centre-back Domingos Duarte.
Everton are also interested in McKennie, as Rafael Benitez looks for more options to strengthen his squad. Midfield is an area where they are looking to add a new player, considering Jean-Philippe Gbamin’s injury record and the uncertainty around Andre Gomes’ future. The Toffees have been linked with Sporting CP’s Matheus Nunes while Sean Longstaff is also a target. But the club could explore a chance to sign a player of the 22-year-old McKennie’s quality.
Either way, the former Schalke midfielder will cost a good amount of money, considering the four years left on his deal with Juventus and his importance in the team. And it remains to be seen if either Tottenham or Everton make a play to sign the American star.