West Ham could face competition from Tottenham for Weston McKennie in January according to a report from Calcio Mercato.

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Hammers boss David Moyes was allegedly in pole position to sign the Juve midfielder (Tuttosport). Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo could be set to scupper the Scot’s plans, however.

Calcio Mercato claims that Spurs have thrown their hat in the ring for the 23-year-old’s signature.

Juventus Training Session
Juventus player Weston McKennie (Photo by Daniele Badolato – Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)

McKennie is available for around £25 million this summer (Calcio Mercato). That represents truly outstanding value.

The United States international would be a tremendous and cost effective addition for West Ham. So Tottenham’s alleged interest in signing hime will undoubtedly be a big inconvenience for the Hammers.

West Ham dealt potential blow by Tottenham in Weston McKennie race?

With Nuno now keen to bring the Juventus star to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, West Ham will really have their work cut out.

It seemed as though we had a fairly free run for McKennie last week. Now there are more obstacles on the path to sign him.

And what a signing he will be for whichever club wins the race for his signature.

During his time with Schalke he was described as a ‘sensational’ midfielder by the Bundesliga’s official website.

The former Schalke man enjoyed a fine campaign with Juve last term, bagging five goals and two assists in 34 Serie A matches (Who Scored).

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Weston McKennie in action for Juventus (Photo by Daniele Badolato – Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)

During those outings, The United States international averaged one tackle and 0.8 interceptions per game.

The American made 22.2 passes on average and recorded a completion rate of 85.4%.

 

He is energetic, technically gifted and dynamic. McKennie would offer West Ham a great option in the middle of the park and would make us a far stronger unit if either Declan Rice or Tomas Soucek are not able to play for any reason.

Tottenham could really do with adding the American to their ranks as well.

McKennie’s fine form last season:

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Only time will tell which club wants McKennie more, or more to the point, which club are prepared to pay the most for the Juventus star…

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