Weston McKennie could leave Juventus to return to the Premier League

USMNT player could go to Aston Villa and develop his game in a league that is considered one of the best in the world
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Weston McKennie's time at Juventus could be coming to an end. This wouldn't be a step back for the USMNT player, who has turned things around since arriving on loan from Leeds United and becoming one of Serie A's key players, featuring in 34 of the league's 38 matches.

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The 25-year-old has developed and can play as a defensive midfielder, a midfielder, but with a tendency to play on the right wing, even as a central midfielder. For the Bianconeri, McKennie played a significant role on the right side of the pitch, mainly in attacking midfield, and has also become a master of tackles, contributing to ball recovery.

Naturally, McKennie's performances would attract the attention of other clubs, and that's exactly what happened. The midfielder was in negotiations to renew his contract with Juventus, but the talks stalled. According to transfer market specialist Gianluca Di Marzio, the USMNT player is attracting strong interest from Aston Villa. It appears that the Villans and the Vecchia Signora have already opened talks, with a player swap involving McKennie for Brazilian Douglas Luiz being discussed.

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This would not be a step back for the USMNT player. Quite the contrary. Villa is a traditional English club that had a great season, outperforming traditional Big Six teams and securing a Champions League spot. Not to mention that McKennie would be playing in a league that is considered the best and most difficult in the world. Without a doubt, he would continue to develop further and, as a very positive consequence, the USMNT would reap all the benefits of this transfer.