Juventus have been in news recently due to Cristiano Ronaldo. It was rumoured that he had asked Allegri to keep on the bench for the game against Udinese. This was because he wants to leave the club. However, the club has previously stated that they are confident that he will remain at the club.
But now, with a few days left in the transfer window, there could be more departures from Juventus. The Turin giants recently signed Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo. The arrival of the Italian means that there will be departures from the club. This will be done in order to balance the finances of the club.
There could be more departures because of Massimiliano Allegri as well. The Italian had plenty of time to assess his squad this summer. Not only this Juventus team was built by him just two years ago. Also, he is a manager who has won a lot with Bianconeri. Thus, the hierarchy also wants to listen to him.
Juventus to sell midfielder to Tottenham Hotspur
According to Calciomercato, the Old Lady is willing to sell Weston McKennie this summer. The report has stated that the player is not a part of Allegri’s plans this summer. This comes in the backdrop of his brilliant performances last year under Andrea Pirlo.
Last season Juventus had to settle for a place in the top four. But the young American was impressive. He initially joined the club on loan from Schalke 04. During the season, the Turin giants decided to make the move permanent.
However, now things have changed under Allegri. Former Bianconeri head Fabio Paratici is keen to have him at Tottenham Hotspur. He was instrumental in bringing him to Turin, and now he wants to do the same.
Juventus to sell Mckennie on one condition
The same report from Calciomercato has also stated there is a particular condition for this sale. The Bianconeri are keen to sell him permanently this summer. However, Spurs are not willing to make that move.
Instead, they are keener on making a loan offer, something that Juventus are not really keen on. They would rather prefer to sell him on a permanent basis this summer. The American is not in the plan of Allegri and they now want to get some money by selling him.
Is Juventus making a mistake by selling McKennie?
The Bianconeri will be short in the midfield this season. Aaron Ramsey has been ruled out for a long due to injury. Thus creating a space in the Juventus midfield. In the current lot of midfielders, the American offers something different. He has the potential to score goals from the midfield.
Last season, he scored 6 goals in all competitions. Though this might be a small number but he is still only 22 years old. He also managed to create 2.69 shot creation chances per game. That is because of his pass, dribble or by drawing a foul, his team managed to take a shot on goal.
Out of all the central midfielders at the club last season, only Ramsey managed to create more shot creations chances than McKennie. Thus, overall, the player has the potential to become a top player. In case Juventus decide to sell him, they should insert a buy-back clause.
12th Man Opinion
The Old Lady fans would not to see the young American leave the club. He performed really well last season in a star-studded team. It is not every day that your club is able to sign a young player with lots of potential.