There has been numerous midfielders linked with Liverpool in past few months. According to multiple reports emanating from England, Liverpool are linked with a loan move for Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie.
Juventus spent 20.5 million euros to sign the United States international from Schalke 04 in the summer of 2021. Schalke could earn an additional 4.5 million euros through bonus payments and performance-based add-ons. He is under contract at Juventus until the summer of 2025.
The midfielder has registered three goals and one assist in 16 matches this season on all fronts.
The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in United States. His record for United States is impressive. McKennie has scored 9 goals in 41 matches for United States at senior level.
The United States international midfielder has struggled to adapt to Italian football and he could be made available this winter.
Jürgen Klopp sees Weston McKennie as the perfect addition to his midfield.
The United States international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Klopp wants to target in the winter transfer window.
The Reds will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the winter transfer window.
The former Schalke 04 man would provide a good variety to Liverpool’s midfield.
World Football Rumours
According to the report, “Liverpool are exploring a loan deal for Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie. The Daily Mail says Liverpool are looking at the possibility of signing McKennie in the January transfer window. But it is also stated that this would be on a loan deal rather than a permanent buy. It is an open secret that the Reds’ top target is England and Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham. But the report states that they are open to the idea of bringing in reinforcements on loan in the New Year, too. Reports from Italy have previously stated that Juventus are looking to let McKennie leave the club in January. The likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund have also been credited with an interest in the 24-year-old.”
If Liverpool can agree on a fee with Juventus, the deal should be easy to complete.
The Black and Whites will be ready to part ways with the midfielder should the right offer arrives.
Good signing for Liverpool?
If McKennie is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Liverpool.
Weston McKennie will be an ideal choice for Jürgen Klopp as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his midfielders.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit at Anfield.
How strong that interest is and whether Liverpool will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Should Liverpool make a move for Weston McKennie this winter?