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Weston McKennie form is surely uncomfortable viewing for West Ham and Newcastle

Juventus - Press Conference And Training Session
Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images

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Weston McKennie form is surely uncomfortable viewing for West Ham and Newcastle

West Ham and Newcastle appear to have let a quality player slip through their grasp, with Weston McKennie now shining for European giants Juventus.

The USA international has been in the headlines recently for his goalscoring exploits.

He grabbed his first for the club against Torino at the weekend, and followed that up with a stunning volleyed finish against Barcelona in the Champions League last night.

FC Barcelona v Juventus: Group G - UEFA Champions League

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Before that, McKennie starred against Dinamo Kiev, which has probably been his best showing in a Juve shirt to date.

His growing stature for Juventus may well start becoming awkward viewing for West Ham and Newcastle, with 90min reporting interest for both clubs back in August, and the Daily Mail stating Steve Bruce was ready to go ‘all out’.

 

McKennie ultimately sealed a loan move to Juve for a fee of £4 million, which will become permanent if certain unspecified clauses are met (Sky Sports).

TBR’s View – McKennie could become a star

Arguably, West Ham and Newcastle both need a dynamic central midfielder and McKennie would have been a fantastic signing for either side.

Juventus - Press Conference And Training Session

(Photo by Daniele Badolato – Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)

How close either side came to actually landing him is not known, but he certainly seems like he could end up being the one that got away.

Aged just 22, McKennie still has plenty of developing to do before he reaches his peak, and it’s scary to think how good he could become given his current level.

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