Weston McKennie set to swap Juventus for Premier League on a cut price

LEEDS have targeted Juventus’s American midfielder Weston McKennie to boost their survival fight.

But boss Marcelo Bielsa faces an uphill fight to get his man, who is available for around £20million.

McKennie has the quality and running power needed in midfield.

Leeds certainly need someone in this winter after being hammered 4-1 by Arsenal on Saturday, making it 11 goals conceded this week.

With Leeds United in the midst of a disappointing run of results in the Premier League with three defeats in their last three games, the upcoming January transfer window could well provide the Yorkshire club with the opportunity to strengthen and freshen up their squad to end the season on a high note.

With the window set to open in a matter of days, it seems as though Leeds have their eye on signing a player from one of Europe’s top clubs to help boost their midfield.

According to a report from The Sun by journalist Alan Nixon, Leeds are interested in signing Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie, who is reportedly available for around £20m.

With the likes of Kalvin Phillips and Jamie Shackleton out injured, McKennie could be a great option for Victor Orta to start January off with a bang and add the midfielder to Bielsa’s squad, especially if he can make Leeds a bit stronger defensively, which is what they need at the moment given how they’ve conceded 14 goals in their three previous league games.

Consider how he was once dubbed a “rock” by Andrea Pirlo, and the American very much appears to be a perfect acquisition for Leeds.

 

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