Fabrizio Romano has suggested on his Twitch channel that Spurs failed to land Weston McKennie in the summer with Tottenham only offering to take the Juventus midfielder on loan.
McKennie is a player whose days with Juve could well be numbered. Despite making a really bright start to life with the Old Lady, his time with Turin has gone off the boil of late.
As noted by the Guardian, the 23-year-old has now missed games for both club and country after breaches of the current protocols in recent months.
Calciomercato suggested that Tottenham and Aston Villa are already preparing moves for McKennie when the January window opens.
And Juve are open to letting him leave. They reportedly want a fee of around £25.8 million for the USMNT international.
It would appear that Juventus’ stance may not have changed at all. According to Romano, they were open to a €30 million sale in the summer.
And Spurs did make a move. However, the journalist notes that the only proposal made by Tottenham involved a loan deal.
Juve must be aware that the ill-discipline is doing their chances of receiving a £25.8 million fee for McKennie no favours at all.
It would make a potential permanent move a real gamble. And thus, Spurs must be hopeful that a future loan bid has a chance of being accepted.
If McKennie is not able to get back on track, letting him leave on loan may represent Juve’s best chance of recouping a substantial fee further down the line.