Weston McKennie travelling to UK to seal Leeds transfer from Juventus after verbally agreeing deal | The SunJanuary 29, 2023
WESTON MCKENNIE has travelled to the UK to complete his transfer to Leeds, according to reports.
Leeds are set to beat the likes of Arsenal and Nottingham Forest to the American's signature.
After agreeing personal terms earlier this week, selling club Juventus have now come to an agreement with Leeds over a transfer fee.
McKennie, 24, is travelling to England today to undergo his medical, according to The Athletic.
The deal between the two clubs will see McKennie initially join on loan.
The Whites will then have the option to make the deal permanent in the summer, with the transfer fee for this reported to be in the region of £30million including add-ons.
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Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri confirmed McKennie would not be involved in the bianconeri's Serie A clash with Monza.
He said: "Absolutely no [will he be involved], there are transfer rumours around him.
"I think the two clubs already have an agreement. It would be useless to have him tomorrow."
Leeds have a strong American contingent at Elland Road.
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Two members of the senior team are Americans who played at the Qatar World Cup alongside McKennie, those being Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson.
Manager Jesse Marsch is also from the US, while the San Francisco 49ers have an increasing stake in the club which is set to see them take majority control in January 2024.
McKennie will be the club's third signing of the window after spending around £40m on Maximilian Wober and Georginio Rutter from RB Salzburg and Hoffenheim respectively.
And the pair were both involved in the FA Cup win over Accrington, with the team being praised for their "classy" gesture after the game.
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