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Report: Conte and Tottenham sizing up move for Weston McKennie


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.


  1. Is Tottenahm better then Juventus right now? Yeah they’re having a down year but i think they’ll be back in title contention soon. I don’t know if you can say the same about Tottenham. I think you have better odds of Champions League games at Juve.

    • Agreed… McKennie has been up and down for the past 18 months. At his best he looks destined for a big 4 PL future, earlier this year he slumped and looked headed for mid table Bundesliga or relegation fodder in PL.

      If Juve gives him playing time, rather see him there, competing in Champions League, than a basket case PL team that would go to Conference League where he could be in and out of squad based on whatever crazy manager (Mourinho, Conte) they bring in next…


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