Leeds United told how much it will cost to sign Juventus midfielder in January
Leeds United falling apart
After a brilliant first season in the Premier League, Leeds United are having a nightmare second campaign under Marcelo Bielsa.
While Covid-19 has not yet hit Leeds United as it has other sides, injuries definitely have. Speaking ahead of their most recent game against Arsenal, Bielsa revealed that both Dan James and Jamie Shackleton picked up knocks at the Etihad.
This leaves Leeds with a lengthy injury list, with the Yorkshire side currently missing:
- Patrick Bamford
- Kalvin Phillips
- Dan James
- Jamie Shackleton
- Pascal Struijk
- Liam Cooper
While Tyler Roberts was forced off in the first half at Elland Road against the Gunners, as the Yorkshire side fell to a 4-1 defeat on the back of a 7-0 hammering against Manchester City.
Clearly, then, January reinforcements are desperately needed in the upcoming transfer window, with Leeds having to opt for a 15 year old on their bench against Mikel Arteta’s side on Saturday evening.
Leeds told price for Weston McKennie
Perhaps the position most in need is central midfield, where Kalvin Phillips has been ruled out for two months through injury.
As a result, it is unsurprising to see them linked with one, in the form of Juventus and USA man Weston McKennie.
The 23-year-old has made 10 Serie A starts for the Old Lady so far this season, scoring two goals in the process.
And now, Leeds have been told how much it will cost them to sign the American. As per the Sun, they will have to stump up 20 million pounds in order to acquire his services.
EXCLUSIVE: Leeds want £20m transfer for Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie as Marcelo Biesla prepares for survival fight | @reluctantnicko https://t.co/BZKiHxTNQ5 pic.twitter.com/y991UlctVo
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) December 18, 2021
With so many gaps to plug, can they afford to stump up so much on a single player, or will they have to spread the wealth?