Journalist Ben Jacobs has taken to Twitter to suggest that Weston McKennie has now spoken to Jesse Marsch and Tyler Adams about a potential move to Leeds United.
McKennie has emerged as a late target for the Whites this week. Leeds have enjoyed a productive window so far, signing both Max Wober and Georginio Rutter.
And it seems that their focus is now on bolstering their midfield ranks. Fabrizio Romano reported on Twitter on Wednesday that personal terms have now been agreed with McKennie.
McKennie has spoken to Marsch about Leeds move
Leeds still need to agree a deal with Juventus for the USMNT international. But it would appear that the move has been sold to the midfielder himself.
Jacobs has now provided a further update on social media. The journalist suggested that both Marsch and Adams have been in contact with the 24-year-old about a possible deal.
Here is what Jacobs posted this morning…
Weston McKennie is happy to join #LUFC and has spoken to Jesse Marsch and Tyler Adams. Juventus open to a late window deal, but not at a cut price. Club deny they’ll be forced to offload players following their 15-point deduction, an expected response given they are appealing. https://t.co/426BPc7fnq
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) January 25, 2023
McKennie has not had the easiest time since moving to Juventus. But he has certainly shown glimpses of his potential with the Old Lady.
Leeds need further depth in midfield. Marsch only had Sam Greenwood to turn to when making a change at the weekend. Adam Forshaw meanwhile, has been sidelined with injury.
McKennie in the right team would be a hugely exciting signing. And of course, he showed what he could do alongside Adams at the World Cup. Gregg Berhalter’s midfield was a real success in Qatar as they reached the last 16.
Clearly, there is still work to do. Leeds now need to agree terms with Juve. But it would appear that the Serie A side are open to doing a deal.
There will be a lot of Leeds fans who now hope that Victor Orta can get a move across the line.
McKennie seemingly does, too.