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Report: Club wants to cash in on 'extraordinary' World Cup midfielder wanted by Tottenham, £22m will do
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Report: Club wants to cash in on 'extraordinary' World Cup midfielder wanted by Tottenham, £22m will do

Tottenham Hotspur have routinely been linked with Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie over the past few transfer seasons.

Football.london Spurs correspondent Alasdair Gold wrote in summer that Fabio Paratici is a “big fan” of the United States international.

Now, it looks as though the Bianconeri could be willing to cash in on McKennie, thus enabling Tottenham to swoop.

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Calciomercato – via Sport Witness – have spoken of Juve’s apparent interest in Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

The Lazio and Serbia star is apparently the Bianconeri’s ‘big objective’ for next summer. However, they need to ‘make room’ for him.

First, they’ll reportedly cancel the clause to buy Leandro Paredes from Paris Saint-Germain.

After that, ‘the real big goal is to sell McKennie for €25-30m’. This is apparently something they’re ‘working towards’.

Tottenham have struck gold with acquisitions from Juve this year.

Dejan Kulusevski was effectively a fringe player in Turin, but now he’s a Spurs superstar, as is Rodrigo Bentancur.

Although McKennie’s stock isn’t tremendously high at Juve, Conte could surely repeat the trick.

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“Could be a new Gattuso”

McKennie has been labelled ‘extraordinary‘ in the past and is highly rated in Italy and in the United States.

American legend Alexi Lalas, who has watched a lot of the midfielder over the years, lauded his compatriot in 2020.

He said in an interview with Tuttosport: “He (McKennie) could be a new Gattuso, who (ex-Juve boss Andrea Pirlo) played with the original and knows how important it was for the balance of that Milan. 

“McKennie has something of Gattuso, but also of Kante and Vidal. As they say here: Beauty and the Beast. 

“Beauty and the beast both serve to win. And McKennie, as well as a conqueror of balls, also has excellent skills in the construction of the game and with his head he is always dangerous on inactive balls.”

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