According to transfer expert Matteo Moretto, via Fabrizio Romano, a Leeds United Weston McKennie move could be on the horizon. This comes as the club’s interest in Azzedine Ounahi has gone quiet, with Victor Orta’s list of potential midfielders growing. The player was described as a ‘tough and tireless wonderkid’ during his time in the Bundesliga.
Leeds United Weston McKennie Move Potentially on the Horizon
Who is Weston McKennie?
For loyal Whites without knowledge of Serie A, Weston McKennie might be a new name. The Juventus midfielder has impressive attaching statistics, with a high level of xG per shot, all whilst outperforming his xG more than 90% of midfielders. An all-round midfielder, the American provides a lot of versatility in the midfield.
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Why is a Leeds United Weston McKennie Move Likely?
Elland Road interest in the midfielder makes sense. Victor Orta and his team are currently looking for a replacement for Mateusz Klich, and the Juventus midfielder fits the profile of both the Pole he may replace and Azzedine Ounahi, another player the club has a reported interest in. According to Fabrizio Romano, both of the players are on the club’s list.
McKennie also fits the club’s transfer strategy well. Looking for players with the potential to increase in value, the American is young and has space to grow. Furthermore, his experience playing with Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson makes a transition into the Yorkshire club’s midfield a lot simpler.
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What is Leeds United’s Transfer Strategy?
Leeds United clearly have one eye on the future, and the involvement of the San Francisco 49ers in the club’s ownership could have an impact. Tyler Adams, USMNT captain, “tells everyone” about the club’s fans, and this is something that could work in the club’s favour when signing McKennie.
In a recent episode of the Phil Hay Show, the prominent journalist said an America-centric strategy could work for Leeds in the coming years. Not only are the 49ers buying the club, but a USA-heavy strategy could see the club’s popularity go stratospheric with a World Cup coming up, especially with young national team players, and the captain, filling the ranks at Thorp Arch.
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