Weston McKennie’s strong run of form at Juventus not only has the midfielder ready to go for the U.S. men’s national team this month, but is also garnering interest from England once again.
Tottenham has kickstarted its interest of the midfielder with new manager Antonio Conte comparing him to longtime European midfielder Arturo Vidal, Gazzetta dello Sport reported Wednesday. McKennie was previously on the radar of Tottenham prior to his permanent transfer to Juventus last season, along with Aston Villa and Southampton during separate periods.
Tottenham managing director Fabio Paratici helped bring McKennie into the Old Lady’s squad last season from Schalke prior to his permanent transfer. The 23-year-old helped Juventus win both the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana last season, despite the club falling well short in the Serie A title race.
McKennie has scored two goals in 13 combined appearances for Juventus this season, featuring more regularly under Massimiliano Allegri in recent weeks. The Texas native delivered a Man of the Match showing in a 1-0 win over Fiorentina before embarking on international duty with the USMNT.
Conte and Paratici will have to wait until January to bolster Tottenham’s roster as the club tries to push toward a top-six finish this season. Tottenham is currently in ninth place in the Premier League and second in its four-team group in the inaugural UEFA Conference League tournament.