9:55 pm CDT, Saturday, August 29, 2020
TURIN, Italy (AP) — It’s official: Midfielder Weston McKennie has change into the primary American participant at Juventus.
The nine-time defending Serie A champion posted photographs of McKennie’s arrival in Turin on Thursday forward of the anticipated loan from German membership Schalke.
Late Saturday, Juventus confirmed the transfer and stated the American “enjoys a belated birthday current with a transfer to the Bianconeri.” McKennie’s 22nd birthday was Friday.
It added: “Juventus Soccer Membership broadcasts that an settlement with FC GelsenkirchenSchalke for the momentary acquisition, till 30 June 2021, of the registration rights of the participant Weston McKennie has been finalized for a consideration of 4.5 million euros ($5.35 million).”
McKennie can play any of the midfield positions, which makes him a versatile choice for brand new Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo. McKennie began enjoying soccer whereas spending a part of his childhood in Germany.
Different American-born gamers in Serie A have included Alexi Lalas, Giuseppe Rossi, Michael Bradley and Oguchi Onyewu.
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