Weston McKennie is getting closer to Aston Villa day by day as transfer talk continues to intensify.
Reports in the British media claim that Aston Villa are keen on Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie.
The 24-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Juventus spent 20.5 million euros to sign the United States international from Schalke in the summer of 2021. He has a valid contract until June 2025.
The midfielder has registered three goals and one assist in 16 matches this season on all fronts.
The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in United States. McKennie has also left his mark at the international stage after netting nine goals in 41 senior appearances for the United States national team.
Weston McKennie is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by Juventus this winter and the list of suitors in the United States international continues to grow.
Unai Emery wants to sign a new midfielder and McKennie is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. Emery is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this winter.
The Villans are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The former Schalke 04 man would provide a good variety to Aston Villa’s midfield. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Aston Villa are eyeing Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie. McKennie is available this month and has been linked with several Premier League clubs. Sky Italia says Villa are joining the battle for the USA international, on the instruction of new manager Unai Emery. And McKennie is keen as he’s an admirer of Emery. The midfielder is in his third season at Juve after arriving from Schalke.”
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If Aston Villa are genuinely interested, a deal would not be impossible to complete.
Juve will be ready to part ways with the midfielder should the right offer arrives.
Good signing for Aston Villa?
This could be a very interesting move, McKennie has lots of potential and Aston Villa could be the perfect place for him to develop as a player.
The 24-year-old has all the skillset required to be a success story at Villa Park. Therefore, it makes sense for Unai Emery to step up his attempts to bring the United States midfielder to Premier League side.
It will be interesting to see whether Aston Villa will make their move during the winter transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.