Could it be the signal for Juventus to disintegrate? The team’s key midfielder Weston McKennie’s move to Leeds United is getting closer.
European football transfer market expert Fabricio Romano said on the 28th (Korean time), “Western McKennie is one step closer to Leeds as reported last night. Leeds and Juventus are now in final negotiations on a loan deal with a full signing option. We have entered the phase,” he reported.
Juventus are facing a financial crisis. It was a self-inflicted disaster. The Italian Football Federation announced on its official website on the 21st, “The Federal Court of Appeals partially accepted the appeal of the Prosecutor’s Office. It sanctioned Juventus with a 15-point reduction and suspension of 11 executives this season.” 메이저놀이터
‘Frauded accounting’ took place. Juventus inflated the value of players to balance the books between 2019 and 2021, and paid three months’ salaries in the form of bonuses behind the scenes, saying they had agreed to a four-month salary cut to players during the corona crisis. Director Fabio Paratici’s ‘black ledger’ became the decisive evidence.
Fire fell on Juventus’ feet. Not only did they face a point cut, but they also faced the challenge of resolving financial issues. As a result, they moved to sell some players, and McKennie was also on the list.
McKennie is Juventus’ key midfielder. He arrived at Turin in the summer of 2020 and became a regular starting pitcher thanks to his strong work load. At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he even made it to the round of 16 with the US national team. He is a player who has the ability to keep his starter if not for Juventus’ financial situation.
The closest he has come is Liz. Local media reported that Leeds had started talks with Juventus for the signing of McKennie, and after that, specific reports began to emerge. The Juventus coach also acknowledged this. Manager Massimiliano Allegri said, “There is an agreement between the clubs to sell McKennie. He will not have time tomorrow,” he said, seemingly admitting his departure.
McKennie heads to England. With the signature ‘Here We Go!’, reporter Romano wrote, “Western McKennie is going to Leeds! Leeds will pay 1.2 million euros (about 1.6 billion won) in rent. 33 million euros (about 44.3 billion won) purchase. Options clauses and additional details were included,” he said, saying that the transfer of McKennie was completed.