Juventus are reportedly contemplating providing midfielder Weston McKennie in a swap deal for Arsenal man Granit Xhaka. According to a report from Italian information outlet Tuttomercatoweb, by way of One Football, the Old Lady may have a look at pursuing a transfer for the Gunners midfielder within the January switch window, regardless of Xhaka lately signing a brand new contract extension on the Emirates Stadium. The Switzerland worldwide put pen to paper on a one-year extension in north London final month after coming near sealing a everlasting switch to AS Roma. Now, only a few weeks after he signed the brand new deal, Xhaka is already being linked with a transfer away from Arsenal once more.
Massimiliano Allegri reportedly has the Swiss midfielder on the high of his listing within the January switch window and will offer McKennie in return – one thing that has gone down nicely with some Arsenal supporters. The USA worldwide spent final season on mortgage at Juve from Schalke earlier than sealing a everlasting change over the summer time switch window. Despite Allegri seemingly not being a fan of McKennie, his former boss Andrea Pirlo actually was, with ex-Juve supervisor insisting he was not shocked by the American’s high quality performances all through the 2020/21 marketing campaign. “McKennie didn’t shock me,” Pirlo mentioned at a press convention final season, by way of Football Italia.
Andrea Pirlo was a fan of Weston McKennie, who’s being linked with a transfer to Arsenal
“We had adopted him and knew him nicely. The everlasting deal should be a place to begin for him. “If he thinks he has reached the highest, he has made a mistake and isn’t on the precise path.” USA boss Greg Berhalter spoke about McKennie in January and provided a really sincere evaluation of his midfielder, the place he mentioned the place he can enhance on his all-round recreation as nicely. He mentioned: “I do know Weston very nicely. “His model of play and his spirit are so vital for a workforce. I used to be positive he would play an vital position in a high workforce like Juve. “He has room for enchancment, he’s nonetheless so younger. Surely, he has been bettering at Juventus. “When you play day by day with massive champions like Cristiano Ronaldo, you’ll be able to solely enhance should you actually need it, and Weston desires to succeed in the highest. “I all the time watch Juve matches, and this position is ideal for him due to his depth and his late runs into the field.”