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Leeds United Enter Talks for Juventus Midfielder Weston McKennie

The Whites are targeting another USMNT signing...

Weston Mckennie of Juventus Fc in action during the Serie A...
McKennie takes up possession in Juve’s 3-3 draw with Atalanta.
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Leeds United have entered discussions with both club and player in hopes of striking a deal for Juventus midfielder, Weston McKennie.

The Whites have been in the hunt for midfield reinforcements throughout the January window, with Anger’s Azzedine Ounahi subject to a lot of speculation for the last few weeks.

However, it seems Victor Orta and Jesse Marsch have turned their attention to a potential deal for one of the USA’s best young talents, having already secured the services of Max Wober and Georgino Rutter already this window.

According to Fabrizio Romano (among others), talks have begun with hopes of getting a deal done in this, the final week of the January transfer window. The Italian giants, who just suffered a 15-point deduction due to their transfer activity over recent years, are open to letting the American leave this window but are not desperate to move him on. This brings the suspected asking price to £26.5m.

The 24-year-old brings Champions League pedigree between his spells at Juventus and Shalke, with an Italian Cup, Italian Supercup and CONCACAF Nations League title to boast. The versatile midfielder operates primarily as a box-to-box midfielder but also plies his trade as a right-back or as a winger.

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