Leeds United could be set to move for a new midfielder in January, with Jesse Marsch & Victor Orta already drawing up their plans…
That’s according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who spoke about Weston McKennie’s future to GIVEMESPORT: “I’m sure Leeds will try and use that American connection to try and help any deal to get over the line if they do pursue a move for McKennie.”
The Italian giants were reportedly willing to sell the 24-year-old over the summer but had slapped a €30m (£26m) price tag on him.
With January soon to come around, perhaps Victor Orta will be able to tempt him to Elland Road for a far smaller fee, provided he does not star in the upcoming World Cup.
Although Marsch completed a midfield rebuild over the summer following the sale of Kalvin Phillips, perhaps he sees his addition as the extra quality that can steer them away from the relegation zone.
Marc Roca and Tyler Adams are both fine players in their own right but lack the creativity and classiness to carve a team open.
Although the American ace is not a wholly creative force himself, he can be a success at Elland Road due to his work rate and ability to push forward too.
Clint Dempsey’s comments further support this, as he dubbed him as someone who can “bring that energy” as well as being “dangerous on the set pieces or crosses. And the way he elevates and gets over people and scores goals.”
This season has not been a standout for McKennie, but then again, the fall of the Old Lady is one which will have affected all involved.
Perhaps a move to Leeds could reignite his talents in a far less pressured environment, and he could be the added impetus to spark the midfield into life.