West Ham United have been linked with a move from Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie as manager David Moyes looks to further strengthen his engine room options.
What’s the matter?
West Ham is keen to secure the 23-year-old’s services, according to The Sun, with Juve putting a £ 25million price on the youngster.
However, the Hammers will face fierce competition for McKennie’s signature as the other Premier League teams Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur are also listed as potential contenders.
The report also says the Serie A giants would be willing to let the American international leave for a first loan deal in January, as long as there is a purchase commitment.
Would McKennie be a good addition?
Yes, in any case!
Under no circumstance!
David Moyes would love him
With McKennie known to be available for a transfer, GSB must make a move for the box-to-box dynamo to provide Moyes with a top-notch operator in the middle of the pitch.
After leaving his home country in 2016, the 25-strong US star moved to Bundesliga club Schalke and soon established himself as one of the most exciting talents in German football.
His record of five goals and seven assists in 91 games for the Royal Blues earned him a high-profile move to Juventus last summer, and former coach Andrea Pirlo was a huge fan of his.
The Italian icon calls him “Rock” and adds: “He is young and can still improve. In my opinion, he’s a midfielder who can play right or left as No. 8 in a threesome in midfield. He comes in the box and scores goals, but he’s also very good at getting the ball back.
“His role is a threesome in midfield as one of the two players on either side of the Regista. Last year we played in a different system, so he had to adapt. “
However, it seems that the new Juve boss does not value Massimiliano Allegri as much as his predecessor.
The youngster only completed 90 minutes for the old lady twice in the first few weeks of the new campaign, which led to speculation about an impending exit.
As a result, West Ham must reach for McKennie before his domestic rivals catch him, and provides Moyes with an ideal replacement for retired Mark Noble and an aspiring child prodigy he would certainly love to work with.
His work ethic and all-round qualities are nothing short of a manager’s dream.
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