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Antonio Conte pushing for Tottenham Hotspur to sign Weston McKennie this month

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, via SportWitness (h/t football.london), Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte is eager to make Juventus ace Weston McKennie his first Spurs signing this month.

Conte is said to be a big fan of the American international and is pushing Spurs’ director of football, Fabio Paratici to strike a deal with Juventus. The Italian manager appears keen to get his man this month.

Although the North London club were linked to McKennie the previous summer, it led nowhere and the player stayed put in Turin. The 23-year-old has put in impressive displays for the Italian giants under new boss Massimiliano Allegri and has been the standout player for Juventus since the turn of the year.

Antonio Conte pushing for Tottenham Hotspur to sign Weston McKennie this month.
Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte pushing for Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie this month.

The USMNT international has been a regular for Juventus this season and has scored three goals in 16 Serie A appearances for the Old Lady. Despite rumours linking him with a move away, McKennie seems to be loving life with the Bianconeri at the moment.

A sizeable offer will be needed from the Lilywhites to tempt Juventus into a sale, as the Serie A club would not be too keen on selling one of their best players midseason. With Federico Chiesa ruled out for the rest of the campaign, Allegri will have all the more need of McKennie in the months to come.

Conte himself is desperate for new signings in January and expects the board to back him. McKennie seems to be the one the Italian has targeted to inject new life into his Spurs squad.

Antonio Conte pushing for Tottenham Hotspur to sign Weston McKennie this month.
Tottenham Hotspur keen on landing McKennie in January.

Conte is sure to be unhappy about Spurs’ lack of activity so far this transfer window. Tottenham are certainly in the mix for a top-four finish and have less than two weeks to bring in reinforcements who can aid them in achieving UEFA Champions League qualification.

This is not the first time McKennie has been linked with a move to our club, with rumours circulating before Conte even took charge at Spurs. At 23, he is of the right age to not just perform for us off the bat but also become a mainstay in the years to come.

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Our midfield has been crying out for some creativity and spark this season, and McKennie may be just the player we need to inject new life in the middle of the park. Given Conte and Paratici’s prior Juventus connections, we could hope that a deal for the player will be struck in the coming days.

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