Manchester United is allegedly now keen to sign Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie this summer.
That’s according to Fabrizio Romano who told his official YouTube account that Manchester United is discussing a move to sign the 23-year-old midfielder behind the scenes.
Erik ten Hag is clearly keen to bolster his central midfield ranks at Old Trafford. A move to sign Barcelona ace Frenkie de Jong is still proving to be difficult, to say the least. Meanwhile, a move to sign Adrien Rabiot from Juventus has collapsed according to the likes of Fabrizio Romano.
And it seems as though the United boss is now turning his attention elsewhere…
Fabrizio Romano has suggested that the 23-year-old Juventus star could be on United’s radar this summer:
“Another option that Manchester United are considering internally is Weston McKennie of Juventus – a player they have been following. Not a priority right now, but one that they know will be on the market in the next few days.”
He will cost around €40 million (£33 million) this summer (Gazzetta Dello Sport – page 14). We think that would be decent value for the United States international.
In 21 Serie A appearances for Juventus last season, McKennie bagged three goals. During those outings, he averaged one tackle and 1.1 interceptions per game. He made 24.7 passes per match and recorded a completion rate of 77.3%.
McKennie was described as a ‘brilliantly bright’ midfielder by Bundesliga’s official website in 2020. The American is an incredibly industrious, hard-working, and energetic central midfielder.
The 23-year-old is a very good footballer and his tenacious playing style seems to be perfectly suited to the aggressive nature of Premier League football.
For £33 million, we believe that Weston McKennie would be a very solid addition to Manchester United this summer.