Manager discusses his 22-year-old, with five PL clubs keen including Tottenham, West Ham and Aston Villa
Max Allegri has discussed the future of Weston McKennie, amid reports Tottenham, West Ham and three other Premier League clubs are keen.
McKennie, 22, is a man in demand after impressing in his first season at Juventus. Joining the club from Schalke, he played 46 times during 20-21.
But now, he could join Cristiano Ronaldo in swapping Juventus for the Premier League. Ronaldo is said to be awaiting a Manchester City offer.
Meanwhile, McKennie could also be on his way to England. Tutto Mercato Web say Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Tottenham all want McKennie.
A report on Friday from Tutto Sport says Villa have joined West Ham and Everton in making an offer for McKennie. But Allegri wants him to stay.
Romano quoted Allegri as saying: “McKennie has to stay here at Juventus. He’s not for sale. He’s part of the project and he can improve.”
Allegri stance on McKennie blow for Tottenham, West Ham and others
It is a blow. McKennie is a brilliant player, and at just 22, he is boasting enormous potential. A Juventus regular already, he is a proper talent.
For McKennie himself, if he has assurances he will remain first choice under Allegri, he should stay. Of course, Allegri has replaced Andrea Pirlo.
Clearly, Allegri wants him to stay. But is a move to the Premier League a dream for McKennie? Quite possibly. London, especially.
Three London clubs are keen, though Palace have just confirmed the signing of a midfielder in the form of Will Hughes from Watford.
McKennie is a top, top player with huge potential and a bargain at just £26m (Tutto Juve). It is a blow for all five Premier League clubs.