The Serie A giants activated a purchase option to sign the USA international permanently from Schalke in March, but his future in Italy has still remained up in the air throughout the summer.
Burnley in Talks to Sign Juventus Midfielder Weston McKennie on Loan
McKennie Faces Stiff Competition at Juventus
Speculation surrounding McKennie’s future has swirled despite only just being signed permanently by Juventus, with the reigning Serie A champions signing Manuel Locatelli to add yet more depth and competition in midfield.
Manager Massimiliano Allegri also has the options of Arthur, Rodrigo Bentancur, Adrien Rabiot and Aaron Ramsey at his disposal, leaving McKennie with a mountain to climb to break into the starting lineup.
But Sky Sports now claim that the Old Lady have offered teams a late swoop to secure the services of the 22-year-old, with Burnley reportedly keen on taking up a loan move ahead of the deadline.
The report also states that the Clarets have initiated talks with the Italian side, and are keen to complete a deal before the deadline passes tonight.
McKennie Boasts Plenty of Experience in Midfield
At such a young age, McKennie boasts a lot of experience despite being just 22-years-old. He made the move to Europe in the summer of 2016 and has gradually progressed up the ladder, moving from Schalke to Juventus in 2017.
He featured in 46 games for Juve in all competitions last season, scoring on six occasions within Serie A and the Champions League.
Such experience would prove to be invaluable for Sean Dyche’s side, and he will likely be deployed within central midfield straight away should a transfer deal be completed.
Dyche’s current options in midfield are Ashley Westwood, Josh Brownhill and Jack Cork, but McKennie would undoubtedly offer a different element and style of play.