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Bournemouth prepare offer for Tottenham target and Juventus star Weston McKennie

Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a blow in their bid to sign Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie as according to Italian outlet CalcioMercato, AFC Bournemouth are preparing an offer for him.

As per Evening Standard, McKennie is on the radars of Tottenham. The 24-year-old midfielder is one of Serie A’s most promising midfielders who can also play as a right-midfielder – which is always a bonus in the system manager Antonio Conte plays at Spurs.

He is also on the radar of Borussia Dortmund, who could offer him a way back to the Bundesliga. However, it remains to be seen if McKennie’s history with FC Schalke 04 will get in the way of such a potentially controversial move.

ST. PAUL, MN - FEBRUARY 02: Weston McKennie #8 of the United States celebrates after scoring a goal against Honduras in the first half of a World Cup Qualifying game at Allianz Field on February 2, 2022 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The United States defeated Honduras 3-0. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)
Bournemouth could be too ‘small’ a club for Weston McKennie to move to. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

The Cherries’ interest in the player would be something that would worry Spurs considering he will more or less be guaranteed a starting spot in manager Gary O’Neil’s starting XI. That is something Spurs may not be able to guarantee.

What are Spurs doing?

It is hard to think one of the in-form Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg or Rodrigo Bentancur will drop to the bench. But as a third-choice midfielder, there aren’t many better, realistic options than McKennie.

Whether the player will be comfortable with such a role is something only time will tell. Juventus are supposedly adamant that they want to sell McKennie for around 35-40million Euros.

Weston McKennie in action for the USA at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (Photo by RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP via Getty Images)
Weston McKennie in action for the USA at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (Photo by RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP via Getty Images)

That is a price tag a club of our stature should be able to afford. But it is up to Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici if they want to allocate funds towards this signing after already signing Yves Bissouma in the summer.

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Be it McKennie or anyone else, it can’t be denied that a new midfielder – especially a world-class one – is needed. That is without considering we need at least two quality additions in defence.

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