Premier League champions Liverpool are reportedly (CBS Sports) among the clubs looking to sign Schalke 04 midfielder, Weston McKennie, with Everton and Newcastle also keeping a close eye on proceedings.
McKennie, who plays predominantly as a holding or central midfielder, is believed to be on the radars of a number of top clubs heading into this summer.
A more or less ever-present for Schalke, the 21-year-old USA star has been one of the standout performers in the Bundesliga this season beyond the top two.
A fee in the region of £22m has been mentioned in those reports. It is clear, then, that Schalke values their man highly.
Liverpool could be in the market for a new midfielder this summer. Jordan Henderson is injured for a few months, so Jurgen Klopp may well fancy a new midfield player to give him more options heading into the new season.
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McKennie has proven himself as a top midfield player over in Germany and on the international stage so it’s little surprise to see Premier League clubs looking on.
Liverpool could well be perfect, too. A sitting midfielder who can play with and learn from the likes of Henderson and Fabinho, McKennie would surely relish the chance of a move to the champions.
Indeed, he also dreams of playing in England. He told Goal in a previous interview his next step was a move to England. The door, then, seems to be open for the Reds to make their move.