Aston Villa reportedly could beat West Ham to long-term David Moyes target Weston McKennie in the January transfer window.
InterLive.it reckon that Villa boss Unai Emery is ‘very serious’ about the idea of signing the United States of America international in January.
It seems as though Villa are the ones who are really pushing on with their pursuit of the American though.
It just highlights the ambition of the two respective clubs really doesn’t it.
Aston Villa signing Weston McKennie would really show up West Ham
The American appears to be on the radar of Villa boss Unai Emery.
In fact, it is claimed that the Spaniard is serious about bringing him to Villa Park (InterLive.it).
McKennie was described as a ‘brilliantly bright’ midfielder by Bundesliga’s official website last year.
The American is an incredibly industrious, hard-working and energetic central midfielder.
The 24-year-old has absolutely everything needed to succeed in the Premier League. He has stamina, pace and power in abundance and is the embodiment of everything that West Ham currently lack.
So why earth aren’t West Ham pushing Villa harder in the race for his signature? He could be available for just £10 million in January as well.
Should Aston Villa end up wining the race to sign Weston McKennie, West Ham will be left looking very stupid indeed. And it will be all the evidence we need that David Sullivan has no intention of handing David Moyes any more money, for now at least.
Because otherwise, why wouldn’t West Ham snap up McKennie for just £10 million?
The only caveat I will give here is if West Ham are doing their business quietly behind the scenes, and we are in fact in for the Juve star. There’s a first time for everything isn’t there!