Manchester United have offered Donny van de Beek to Juventus as part of a deal to bring Weston McKennie to Old Trafford in the summer.
That’s according to a report from Tuttomercatoweb who claim that United have asked about signing McKennie.
It is suggested that Van De Beek has been mentioned as a makeweight in the deal during discussions between the two clubs.
Erik ten Hag clearly wants to bolster his midfield ranks at Old Trafford in the summer, and the Juventus star would be a huge upgrade on Van De Beek, 25, in my opinion…
Manchester United eye Weston McKennie
TMW reckon that the Red Devils want to bring the United States international to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window. It is suggested that the Old Lady value the American midfielder at around €50 million (£44 million).
And as part of the deal, Holland international Van De Beek could head in the opposite direction to Turin.
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. He has pace, power and athleticism in abundance and proved during the World Cup with America just how good he is. He seems to be far more suited to the Premier League than the 25-year-old Dutchman.
The Juventus star, 24, will almost certainly be moved on by the Italian giants in the summer transfer window. Juve are in a whole world of trouble right now after their recent point deduction put them 12 points adrift of the Champions League places in Serie A. Manchester United should easily be able to capitalise on that by signing Weston McKennie, and in the process get rid of someone who has really failed to establish himself at Old Trafford.
It seems like a win-win situation for United doesn’t it?