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Aston Villa eyeing January move for Juventus’ Weston McKennie

Aston Villa eyeing January move for Juventus’ Weston McKennie

McKennie linked with Premier League switch

After spending last season on loan with the club, Weston McKennie’s move to Juventus was made permanent this past summer.

Juve are said to have paid around €18m to land the midfielder.

Despite the recency of his Serie A switch, though, rumours spread last month that the American was in fact not in the plans of new boss, Massimiliano Allegri.

Aston Villa eyeing January move for Juventus’ Weston McKennie

TURIN, ITALY – DECEMBER 22: Head coaches Eusebuo Di Francesco (L) and Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus issues instructions during the Serie A match between Juventus and AS Roma on December 22, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

Reports stemming from Italy then suggested that Tottenham were keen to sign McKennie on loan, but Juve were not interested:

A somewhat surprising report on deadline day also claimed that Burnley had been offered the chance to sign the midfielder:

Villa eyeing McKennie

McKennie, in the end, stayed put in Turin for the time being. However, he is already being touted for a January move.

Aston Villa would be linked with the American at the back end of August.

And now, the Sun report that the Villans are ready to weigh up a deal for McKennie in the winter window.

It is added that the 23-year-old, who has been informed that he can find a new club as soon as possible, was indeed made available for transfer late in the summer window. No club, though, would commit to a loan deal that included an obligation to buy:

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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