Aston Villa want to sign Weston McKennie in €12-15 million deal

Aston Villa are keen to test Juventus’s resolve on Weston McKennie with a bid lower than his valuation, as Monchi is ready to play out his old strategy.

According to Tuttosport via Sport Witness, Aston Villa are only willing to pay around €12-15 million for Weston McKennie. The Juventus midfielder is destined for a departure with a year left on his deal. But the price Monchi is willing to pay is nearly half of what the Bianconeri value the American at.

Aston Villa ready to make Weston McKennie offer

Aston Villa are eager to strengthen their squad ahead of one of the most important seasons in the club’s modern history. They are in the UEFA Champions League, and Unai Emery wants a squad strong enough to sustain the challenges of domestic football and Europe.

Central midfield seems like an essential area for Emery to look at, as they have already agreed on a deal for Ross Barkley from Luton Town. Now, they are keen on Weston McKennie of Juventus, with the American entering the final year of his contract.

He has been a good performer for the Serie A club this season under Massimiliano Allegri. However, the chances of a renewal are remote, and a move to England would make a lot of sense for him. Some teams are interested in signing the midfielder, and Juventus are eager to sell him for at least €20-25 million.

However, Monchi is using his old tactics from his Sevilla days and is only willing to offer €12-15 million for the 25-year-old midfielder. That price is almost half of what Juventus desire to sell the American, meaning the two clubs could now sit and discuss a bid to come towards a middle ground.

Will Juventus sell McKennie on the cheap?

As things stand, Juventus are eager to offload some of their key performers to raise funds in the market for new signings. They had envisaged €65 million for McKennie and Matias Soule together, with Aston Villa thought to hold an interest in the pair. More interestingly, Juventus are also keen on Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz, although the chances of that happening are remote at this stage.

While they might attempt to add McKennie and his €25 million valuation as part of a deal for Luiz, should Villa continue to negotiate for the American separately, they will have the chance to sign him for a lower price. While €12-15 million does seem cheaper, the two clubs could come to a middle ground in negotiations.

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