Football journalist Joel Tudor has been sharing his thoughts on the possibility of Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie joining Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
This comes after Tudor made an appearance on a recent edition of Football Social Daily, where he spoke about a range of topics concerning a variety of Premier League clubs.
After it was recently reported that Juventus could be open to a swap deal that would see McKennie move to Tottenham, with Tanguy Ndombele joining the Italian club, Tudor had this to say on the matter.
He said: “I feel like with McKennie, he’s a very nice, dynamic midfielder – he can play as a six, as an eight; he can play as a 10, potentially.
“I feel like they do need a little bit of dynamism in that midfield because right now, they’re looking very, very thin, especially, for example, they can’t rely on Dele Alli as much as they used to under [Mauricio] Pochettino.
“[Harry] Winks, he is what you get. Obviously, can’t rely much on [Moussa] Sissoko, Ndombele potentially leaving, so it does leave them in a very vulnerable position.
“I really wouldn’t be surprised if they go and take the plunge for McKennie, but there’s just very few top-quality centre-mids that are available at the moment.
“I feel as though it’d be a shrewd signing, for sure.”
TIF Thoughts on Joel Tudor’s comments on a potential move to Spurs for McKennie…
Given how Ndombele has recently shared his wishes to leave the north London club, it’s easy to see why reports have emerged regarding a potential swap deal between the Frenchman and McKennie, who is currently valued at £22.5 million according to Transfermarkt.
Would you take Weston McKennie at Spurs?
In our view, given how Juventus only just signed McKennie on a permanent basis this summer after securing him on a loan deal last year, it does seem unlikely for them to immediately let him go to Spurs, even if they would potentially be getting Ndombele in his place.
Moving forward, with Ndombele seemingly looking for a move away from Tottenham this summer, we feel that the best option for all parties would be for Spurs to sell the midfield man and use whatever potential transfer fee they get for him to sign a replacement as soon as possible.