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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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:

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