It has been a largely uneventful January transfer session for Juventus who found themselves embroiled in financial and legal crisis.
But while the Bianconeri haven’t added a single first team player to the fold, the management trimmed the midfield department by sending Weston McKennie to Leeds United.
The 24-year-old is set to finalize an initial loan transfer worth 1.2 million euros with a buy option (which could become obligatory on certain conditions) set at 33 millions.
According to transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano, McKennie has completed his compulsory medical tests on Monday morning ahead of his imminent Leeds switch.
The Italian journalist revealed the news on his Twitter account, while stating that the whole package could reach 40 millions after adding bonuses.
Weston McKennie completes medical tests as new Leeds United player, he’s set to sign long term deal and then the official announcement will follow ⚪️🇺🇸 #LUFC
€1.2m loan fee, €33m buy option plus add-ons up to €40m total potential package. pic.twitter.com/faouHCei0z
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 30, 2023
As we reported yesterday, the transfer would become permanent on two conditions: if the Whites manage to avoid relegation, and the USMNT star makes ten appearances before the end of the campaign.
McKennie joined Juventus in the summer of 2020, but his time in Turin had been a rollercoaster with several highs and lows both on and off the field.
The former Schalke man remains a likeable character in the locker room, but his performances haven’t always justified his spot at the club.
33 notes isn`t too bad!