Tottenham Hotspur reporter Alasdair Gold would be stunned if the north London club did not make an attempt to sign Juventus ace Weston McKennie this summer.
The Spurs correspondent has been speaking about all things transfer-related to the Lilywhites on the latest video uploaded to his YouTube channel.
Only a matter of months has passed since Spurs were heavily linked with potentially landing the American midfielder, with Tottenham believed to be monitoring him in the January window.
It was a testing 2021/22 campaign for McKennie, who was called an ‘outstanding talent’ by his former boss David Wagner at Schalke, having netted three times in 21 Serie A appearances before seeing his season cut short as a result of a metatarsal injury (via Transfermarkt).
Having been brought to Juventus by Fabio Paratici back in the summer of 2020 – initially on loan – Gold believes there is the possibility of a reunion in north London this summer.
He said: “The other one that we mustn’t forget about is Weston McKennie. So, Weston McKennie – Paratici adores Weston McKennie.
“And I know back in January, you might remember me saying, Paratici had spoken to his representatives about a potential kind of move either then or in the summer.
“So I would be absolutely stunned if that isn’t explored again for this summer and to see kind of where he’s at and that as well.
“Obviously [he’s] only just come back from that injury. But yeah, I’d be shocked if Paratici doesn’t at least go back and enquire again about what the situation is with him at Juventus, whether Juventus would be willing to let him go.”
TIF Thoughts on Gold’s comments…
This does seem like a potential addition which could improve the Spurs midfield, with Harry Winks expected to depart the club in the coming months.
Would you like McKennie at Spurs?
With Champions League games also to contend with next season, Spurs need strength in depth to compete on all fronts, and we think having someone with McKennie’s experience, despite his age, could come in handy.
However, would Tottenham be able to guarantee him regular first-team football? Rodrigo Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg have the two starting spots nailed down and Oliver Skipp is set to return from injury, so he may need to be convinced of the Tottenham project.