The return of Weston McKennie to Juventus after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has not brought good news for the player from the United States because he does not fit in Massimilliano Allegri‘s plans.
According to several Italian media reports, McKennie will have to pack his bags in the winter transfer window because he knows he will not likely have many opportunities to play.
McKennie is behind the two Frenchmen in Adrien Rabiot and Paul Pogba, who are starters for Allegri. Moreover, in the case of Pogba, the former Manchester United man has returned from an injury that kept him out of the World Cup. His role at Juventus is that of an indispensable player, despite having been injured since singing in the summer, and therefore the doors to the starting XI are closed to the American.
McKennie has no shortage of offers and has a good reputation in both the Premier League and the Bundesliga. There are several top European clubs looking to sign him, in what could be a good market opportunity for any team because he would be allowed to leave for 20-25 million dollars.
Of the teams that have been sounding him out, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham seem the best placed to get his transfer. However, there is a problem that all teams negotiating with Weston will have to solve. The midfielder earns a 2.5 million salary at Juve and has no intention of taking a pay cut.
McKennie is trying to digest the news to make a decision, as he was an important player for Juventus at the start of the season, making 11 appearances in Serie A and five in the Champions League.
At the World Cup, he started every game for the United States.