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Spurs: Fabio Paratici preparing bid for Weston McKennie

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a deal to bring Weston McKennie to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the January transfer window.

What’s the talk?

That’s according to a report by Calciomercato, who claim that the 23-year-old central midfielder is one of Fabio Paratici’s main targets in the upcoming winter market, before going on to state that Juventus are willing to sanction the sale of the central midfielder next month, as long as their asking price of €35m (£30m) is met.

A further report by TuttoJuve even goes as far as to claim that the Tottenham managing director is preparing an offer for the USA international, although this bid is thought to be in the region of €25m (£21m) – someway short of the Serie A side’s valuation of McKennie.

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McKennie would transform Conte’s Spurs

Considering the sheer amount of potential McKennie quite clearly possesses, should Paratici be successful in his bid to land the midfielder in January, he would undoubtedly be something of a transformative signing for Antonio Conte’s Spurs side.

Indeed, over his 13 Serie A appearances this season, the £22.5m-rated man has already scored two goals, as well as making an average of 0.9 key passes, 1.1 interceptions, 1.1 tackles, taking 0.9 shots and winning 4.3 duels per game.

These returns have seen the £37k-per-week midfielder average a SofaScore match rating of 6.90, ranking him as Juve’s joint 10th-best performer in the top flight of Italian football.

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Aside from his impressive metrics, McKennie’s positional versatility would also appear to make him something of a perfect fit for Conte’s brand of football, with the 23-year-old’s former manager, David Wagner, stating of the American:

“In the No.6 or No.8 position, he has the mentality – a real working mentality that you need. He’s brave on the ball as well. He can be one of the best midfielders in the Bundesliga.”

As such, it is easy to see why Paratici is so keen to secure a deal for the central midfielder who Tab Ramos dubbed a “relentless worker” this January, as, alongside the likes of Oliver Skipp and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the middle of the park, McKennie could help transform Spurs into a Champions League side once again.

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