Leeds need another American!

Leeds need another American!

Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie has agreed a contract with Premier League underdogs Leeds! Thus, he will become the fourth American in the team after defender Tyler Adams, midfielder Brenden Aaronson and head coach Jesse Marsch.

Weston McKenny is only 24 years old, but during his short career he has played about fifty matches for the national team, which reached the round of 16 at the previous World Cup. There, the Yankees lost to the Netherlands and rightfully so, but the Juventus player played a significant role in that team, and also stood out on the field with a bright haircut in the colors of the US flag. In Qatar, Weston confirmed his high level, but the Turin giants did not appreciate this.

McKennie is in the Bianconeri structure for the third season, and previously he played for the crisis-ridden Schalke. Now Juventus are in serious trouble. Due to financial machinations of the club's management, Turin lost 15 points in Serie A, dropping from the Champions League zone to the middle of the peloton. But the punishment might be toughened, and then the campaign for the Old Signora will be completely ruined. We won't be surprised if more dedicated players run from there than the 24-year-old American, who is already not a key performer in Turin.

in this transfer window already, Leeds became seriously interested in McKennie's services, and the footballer himself agreed on personal terms of the contract with the Yorkshiremen. So far, the English club is taking Weston on loan until the end of the 2022/23 season with the option of a subsequent buyout for 33 million euros. Despite their league underdog status, the Peacocks certainly have the money, as evidenced by the move of obscure Hoffenheim striker Rutter for an even larger sum than McKennie.

With the American in the line-up, Leeds are finally looking to bolster their troubled midfield line, as well as add competition to Aaronson, Harrison, Klich and Roca, who are by no means first-rate stars. McKennie knows how to create scoring chances and help center backs. Such qualities will help Leeds a lot, because in terms of goals conceded, they are one of the worst in the league. In financial terms, Weston will definitely not lose in comparison with Juventus, and in terms of reputation, they will even win.

A move to the media-hyped Premier League will help Leeds gain new fans in the US, where four of their compatriots will definitely be watched. And McKennie will finally get a chance to prove that it is better to fight for survival in England than to stain his reputation with scandals in the less status Serie A.