Imagine a midfielder with the determination of Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg, the drive of Moussa Sissoko and the ability to steam into the penalty area like a fit-and-firing Dele Alli.
Fortunately, with Fabio Paratici already hard at work in his new role as Spurs’ director of football, a dream signing could become a reality before long.
According to Calciomercato, Juventus are already thinking about cashing in on Weston McKennie, just months after completing a £20 million deal to bring in the USA international from Schalke.
And Paratici’s Tottenham are apparently ‘on the front line’ – the most likely destination for a player who, in August 2020, become one of the Italian’s final signings of his decade-long stint in the Juve boardroom.
Will Paratici be reunited with McKennie at Tottenham?
22-year-old McKennie could certainly consider himself unfortunate if he’s sacrificed by the Serie A giants as Juve look to raise funds for Manuel Locatelli’s arrival.
The Texan-born dynamo was one of the bright sparks of the short-lived Andrea Pirlo reign, scoring a brilliant volley against Barcelona in the Champions League days after a crucial strike in the derby clash with Torino.
Pirlo’s exit, and the subsequent return of Max Allegri, has cast McKennie’s future in doubt, however, although there should be no shortage of offers for a player who was linked with Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Southampton 12 months ago.
McKennie is far from the finished article – he’s not the quickest and his passing needs some work – but a box-to-box role alongside Hojbjerg in Tottenham’s starting XI could suit him down to the ground.
“McKennie is a very intelligent and outgoing guy who has been in Europe for some time so is already accustomed to a certain environment,” Paratici said last year of a man whose arrival raised eyebrows at the Allianz Stadium.
“We have great expectations for him as he’s already at a good level but has huge margins for improvement.”
Here’s what some Tottenham supporters had to say on Twitter about the situation: