By Pranav Shahaney

25th Jan, 2023 | 11:10am

Leeds United learn likely transfer fee to sign Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie

Leeds United could reportedly have to pay up to £35million in order to secure the services of Weston McKennie in the January transfer window.

According to Sports Illustrated [24 January], Aston Villa and Arsenal have also been linked with a move for the United States international.

It’s understood that given Juventus’ financial crisis and points deduction, McKennie remains the likeliest player to leave this month.

Tad expensive

Leeds fans will not be against signing McKennie, but they will be wary about the price tag and hopefully, Victor Orta manages to bring it down.

The 24-year-old is a talented player who has performed well in the United States and Bundesliga and has also been a regular member of the USMNT.

It is difficult to say how he would fare in the English Premier League, but many believe that he has the skill and potential to be successful in the most competitive league in the world.

He’s previously expressed interest in playing in the Premier League, stating in interviews that it is a league that he has always wanted to feature in.

He has also said that the physicality and intensity of the league would be a good challenge for him and that he believes he can compete at that level.

Having so many Americans at the club will certainly be an added bonus for him and Jesse Marsch surely will be relishing the chance to work with him.

In other Leeds United news, a journalist has shared if Leeds are set for a financial gain if Raphinha quits Barcelona in the January window amid links with Arsenal.