Discussions are reportedly “advanced” over a Weston McKennie Leeds United move, with Ben Jacobs reporting an estimated fee of around £26 million. A move to Elland Road would see Jesse Marsch add to an already strong midfield foundation. The player reportedly earns £50,000-per-week at his current club, making him a high earner at Leeds.
Weston McKennie Leeds United Signing in ‘Advanced’ Discussions
Leeds in advanced discussions on Weston McKennie. McKennie has spoken to Jesse Marsch, who sees him operating effectively with Tyler Adams. Broad consensus over guaranteed fee & talks continue over total package. As reported, Juve want over €30m. McKennie is Leeds’ top priority. pic.twitter.com/4FuhY2LSbR
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) January 27, 2023
What Would a Weston McKennie Leeds United Move Cost?
According to reports, Juventus are looking for a fee of over £26 million for the American midfielder. This would be a significant investment from the leadership at Elland Road, but perfectly suits the current trend at the club. With the San Francisco 49ers already holding a significant share in the side, this could be a sign of the Superbowl hopefuls trying to protect their Premier League investment.
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Where Does Weston McKennie Fit In?
With Mateusz Klich leaving to join DC United, Weston McKennie fits into the squad perfectly as a number ten. In spite of spending a lot of time out of position in Turin, the midfielder proved in the World Cup that he can be a creative powerhouse. This is especially true when paired with Tyler Adams, holding midfielder for the Whites that will look to take control with his compatriot in the near future.
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What Other Leeds United Transfer Rumours Exist?
Leeds United is a club that always has a lot of interest surrounding it, but this isn’t necessarily the case at the moment. Conversations around Azzedine Ounahi seem to have quietened down, with rumours surrounding Lyon’s Tete whipping themselves into a frenzy even as Leicester City look to secure a move.
In current circumstances, the Whites have added plenty of quality to their squad throughout January. Loyal fans will hope that this is enough to keep the club up and thriving throughout the rest of the season.