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Weston McKennie to Leeds United: Who is he? What’s the latest? How much would he cost?

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Leeds United are reportedly in talks to sign Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie before the January window shuts next week.

Leeds’ January business is expected to go right down to the wire with Victor Orta spinning plenty of plates at the moment.

After sealing two senior arrivals to bring in a defender and forward, Leeds’ attention has shifted to the middle of the park with a search for a midfielder.

Whether Leeds get their man remains to be seen, but Juventus’ Weston McKennie is the player that they have looked to bring in in the last 24 hours.

Here, we look at everything we know about the midfielder’s possible move to Leeds…

Who is he?

McKennie, 24, is currently plying his trade in the Serie A for Juventus, having joined them from Schalke back in 2021.

A midfielder by trade, McKennie has been known for his versatility to play a number of roles in midfield while also operating as a wide midfielder at club level.

He was part of the USMNT side that made it to the round of 16 in the World Cup, starting in every game alongside Tyler Adams, whom he has a good relationship with:

What has been reported?

Matteo Moretto initially broke news of Leeds enquiring to sign the midfielder this month, before news was relayed by Fabrizio Romano, who revealed he heads the list of midfield targets alongside Azzedine Ounahi of Angers.

Will Leeds sign a midfielder before the January deadline?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Is he keen on a move?

Yes, McKennie has already agreed personal terms on a move to Leeds, per Romano’s latest update:

How much would it cost?

The main thing that stands in the way for Leeds now is to agree over a fee with Juventus, which could cost between €30-40million, according to Florian Plettenberg.

Speaking on the Sky Sports Transfer Show, the journalist said:

“We’re hearing the same thing about Weston McKennie and the possibility of him going to Leeds here in Germany. 

“McKennie has the same agent as Brenden Aaronson at Leeds, and we’re hearing Juventus have set a price tag of between €30m and €40m because he has previously been linked with Borussia Dortmund.

“He is open to joining another club.”

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