Premier League outfits Leeds United have reportedly increased their bid for Juventus midfielder Weston Mckennie.
Leeds coach Jesse Marsch signaled to his club’s management that the introduction of the US International from Juventus is a top priority. Weston Mckennie is also seen as the man among Leeds’ supporters who will be able to help them steer clear of the relegation zone and achieve them safety without much trouble.
The West Yorkshire side had made a primary offer of around 28 million euros plus add-ons to the Bianconeri earlier this week for the 24-year-old versatile midfielder. The negotiations were tilted to continue for the next few days as the clubs will try to sort out their own requirements. But now, there has been a new update.
Leeds step up their pursuit
According to a recent report from Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio, Leeds United have stepped up their pursuit for Mckennie in the last few hours and have reportedly increased their bid to 30 million euros along with add-ons. Though the new offer is also short of Juventus’s asking price of around 35 million euros, Jesse Marsch and his management feel confident about their chances keeping in mind the Bianconeri’s current financial situation.
The player is currently seeing out the negotiations between the two clubs which are set to continue for the next few days as there is no competition for him. Mckennie will respect his current club and will give them the space to deal with Leeds without any pressure.
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It remains to be seen what happens in the next few days as ‘The Whites’ are expected to not increase any more than their recent bid. Negotiations are set to progress and a solution is expected to be reached between the two parties soon as there has no club as of now interested in the US International.