By Daniel Feliciano

24th Oct, 2022 | 8:10pm

Juventus open to Weston McKennie sale as Leeds United send scouts to watch midfielder

Leeds United have sent scouts to watch Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie, with the Serie A giants open to a sale in January according to Ben Jacobs.

The Whites have been linked with a move for the USA international already, but it was unclear whether or not the player would be available to leave Italy during the season.

However with the World Cup coming up next month the player is currently not opening himself up to a transfer but Juventus are said to be open to a deal if someone is willing to come in with a bid worth £20m plus during the winter.

Jacobs also shared that Leeds are among four Premier League clubs to have scouted McKennie this season, alongside Newcastle United, Everton and Arsenal.

None of the clubs have firmed their interest up yet, but Jacobs admitted that the player “could well move to England in January”.

Depth

There are huge problems at Elland Road right now off the pitch with the manager’s position being in grave danger, but on the pitch there are issues too.

The midfield area of the pitch is a big problem right now with Marc Roca and Tyler Adams established as first-choice, but then beyond that there is a drop off in quality.

Sam Greenwood is struggling with the step up to the Premier League, while Mateusz Klich seems to be struggling to get into the manager’s plans at all, leaving Leeds really light on options.

The addition of a quality central midfielder with international and Champions League experience would be a huge coup, but with the competition for his signature it will undoubtedly become difficult to convince him to join.

Deals are there to be done and Leeds need reinforcements, but it’s going to be very tough to get this one over the line.

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