Weston McKennie is a new Leeds player | Juventus-fr.com

It’s now official, Weston McKennie is a new Leeds player. The American midfielder leaves Juventus and joins the Premier League. Find out more information in this article.

After several days of negotiations, Juventus and Leeds have finally reached an agreement for the transfer of Weston McKennie. The American midfielder therefore leaves Juventus and will continue his career in the Premier League. He signed for Juventus in 2020 and has recorded 96 games, 13 goals and 5 assists. The American midfielder has given a lot for the bianconero jersey, as a central midfielder or false right winger. The Juventus-fr.com team wishes him a good continuation in England.

He signed from Leeds on loan for €1.25m plus bonuses of up to €0.25m upon achieving certain sporting goals. The English club has a purchase option of 34.5 million euros, payable in five financial years, and which can be increased, during the duration of the sports performance contract with the player, by an amount not exceeding 4.5 million euros to achieve other objectives.

The official press release from Juventus:

“McKennie, whose black and white adventure began in the summer of 2020, says goodbye to our colors after 96 appearances in all competitions, enriched with 13 goals and 5 assists. Impossible, among these, to forget the splendid scored against Barcelona.
Weston has always made his contribution, as evidenced by the 64 games he has faced as a starter out of the nearly 100 played with our jersey, and above all he has put his best characteristics at the service of the team. Suffice to say that since his arrival in Turin, during the 2020/2021 season, no Juventus player has scored more headed goals than him in all competitions: no less than seven.
Remaining in his first season at Juventus, he was involved in seven goals (five goals and two assists) in the league, setting his personal record for active appearances in Europe’s top five leagues.
He leaves Italy with the knowledge that he is – to date – the American player with the most goals in Serie A: nine.
Now a new adventure awaits him and we thank him for these seasons spent together, wishing him the best.

Thanks Weston! »

Player’s statement:

The winter transfer market moves so fast that when I heard it could happen, it did. The Premier League has always been a dream for me, which is now coming true. I’m ready and happy because here in Leeds there are a lot of people I know, starting with coach Jesse Marsch. »


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