By Pranav Shahaney

6th Feb, 2023 | 9:40pm

Leeds United decision to sack Jesse Marsch could jeopardise Weston McKennie deal, fear Juventus

Leeds United parted ways with Jesse Marsch due to their poor league form and Juventus are reportedly worried about potential ramifications.

According to Juve Live [6 February], the Whites may now not choose to exercise the option to buy Weston McKennie at the end of the season.

The Old Lady fear that the decision to sack Marsch affects certain securities of the club and also puts at risk the money they expected Leeds to pay for the United States midfielder.

Doesn’t make sense

The new manager is going to have to work with the current crop of players as the window has now shut and no new signings can be made.

McKennie is one of the most talented players and it’s going to be a clean slate for the manager so he could be in line for more minutes than Marc Roca as well.

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Just because Marsch brought him in does not guarantee that the Juventus-owned midfielder would’ve been a success at Elland Road.

Even if Marsch was in charge, McKennie may not have settled well in the Premier League with Leeds not exercising their option to buy him in the summer.

If Juventus were so hell-bent on the money, they should’ve lowered the valuation of the player and not play hard ball late on in the window.

We’re hoping that the Whites sort their managerial situation quickly as the longer it drags on the more damning it will be for the team.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are now preparing to sign a former Barcelona defender in the summer and have already taken decisive steps towards sealing the deal.