Liverpool given green light to sign €25m-rated USA international

Liverpool are weighing up the prospect of signing Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie on a loan deal in January. The 24-year-old midfielder joined the Bianconeri in the summer of 2020, initially on a loan deal, before making his stay permanent for a €21m fee the following summer.

Since then, Weston has blown hot and cold throughout his tenure, contributing 13 goals and four assists in 91 games for the Old Lady. McKennie has failed to establish himself as a regular starter for Massimiliano Allegri this campaign and is expected to leave Juventus in the coming months.

A string of fantastic displays at the World Cup has put USA international firmly in the shop window, with the player playing all four of the USA’s matches on their way to the round of 16, where they crashed out with the Netherlands.

The American midfielder was part of the midfield three alongside Tyler Adams and Musah that dominated against England, playing a pivotal role in earning the USMNT a point in the game. The American’s current deal at the Allianz Stadium runs until 2025, although he is said to have many admirers in the PL.

Now, the Reds have joined the ever-growing list of teams in the Battle for the former Schalke midfielder. Liverpool’s midfield has been a source of concern this campaign, with injuries sustained by crucial footballers and a resulting lack of depth considered a big problem for the German manager’s massively underperforming side.