Report: Brighton & Hove Albion targeting Weston McKennie as Caicedo replacement – SBI Soccer
Weston McKennie’s long-term future with Italian Serie A side Juventus remains doubtful, but one of the English Premier League’s surprise stories of 2022-23 are reportedly interested in acquiring him this summer.
Brighton & Hove Albion is targeting McKennie for a summer transfer from Juventus, CalcioMercato reported Wednesday. McKennie’s loan spell with Leeds United is set to conclude this June, and with Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri not planning to use him next season, the American midfielder has been targeted.
Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo is also reportedly being linked with several Premier League clubs, which could open the door for McKennie to become Caicedo’s replacement, according to the report.
McKennie, 24, made 21 combined appearances for Juventus before joining Leeds United on loan in January. However, McKennie did not have a long partnership with fellow American Jesse Marsch before Marsch’s firing during the second half of the Premier League season.
McKennie has made 18 appearances for Leeds United, mainly featuring in for the injured Tyler Adams. The Yorkshire club currently sits in the relegation zone, one point away from safety with two matches remaining on their schedule.
Brighton & Hove Albion is fighting for a top-six finish, which would clinch a first-ever trip to a European competition.