According to an ESPN story, Borussia Dortmund has started talking to Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie about a potential summer transfer.
After a six-month dismal loan at Leeds United, who were demoted from the Premier League, the American star has returned to Turin.
His permanent transfer to the Whites would have cost €33 million, but they sent him back to Italy instead.
But given that Juventus is aiming to unload players as part of the summer redesign, McKennie doesn’t seem to have a future there.
Dortmund sees it as a fantastic opportunity as they search the market for additional midfielders.
Jude Bellingham, a record-breaking transfer from the Bundesliga’s heavyweights to Real Madrid, as well as Mahmoud Dahoud and Raphael Guerreiro, who joined Brighton & Hove Albion and Bayern Munich respectively, were already lost.
In order to strengthen the midfield, they recently paid €30 million to Wolfsburg for Felix Nmecha.
The young German was Dortmund’s second summer addition after Ramy Bensebaini, who was transferred for free.
Die Borussen are now hoping to recruit McKennie after abandoning their chase of Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez.
Signing Due to his prior association with bitter rivals Schalke, Mckennie may face criticism from Dortmund supporters. With them, he began his professional career before achieving greater notoriety.
The chance to sign McKennie, who has a deal with the Bianconeri until 2025, was also made available to Serie A powerhouse AC Milan.
If he joins Dortmund, McKennie, who has 44 international appearances under his belt, will team up with fellow countryman Giovanni Reyna.
The 24-year-old’s form has deteriorated recently, and he will be attempting to restart his career.