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Leeds United have changed their bid for Weston McKennie.

Leeds United have changed their bid for Weston McKennie.

Pretty much all week, things went as you thought they would when it came to Leeds United's pursuit of Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie. 

The first interest was reported, the player gave the OK to move and then things basically fell into place with the two clubs agreeing on a transfer fee. 

On Thursday, that looked somewhat formal after Leeds upped their bid to around €35 ​​million, the price Juventus are reportedly seeking for the American teenager. But on Friday, things may look a little different.

 That's why Leeds United have reportedly changed the format of the deal and thrown a bit of the ball towards Juventus, according to Italian transfer agent Fabrizio Romano. 

Instead of the €30m plus add-ons we heard last night, Leeds have reportedly asked Juventus to turn the deal into an initial loan with some sort of clause - option or obligation - to buy. 

Romano says Leeds are still hopeful of getting the deal done, but I haven't heard what Juventus think about this after they thought it would be an outright sale for the better part of 96 hours.

 past. While we don't know the terms of the sale, you have to believe it is highly dependent on Leeds' status in the Premier League next season. 

While Leeds are obviously interested in bringing in McKennie to help the club avoid relegation, there is a chance - at least as things stand - that they will return to the second tier, standing outside the relegation zone. return with more time. left a period. 

And as you can imagine, the last thing Leeds want to see happen is a series of events where they sign McKennie for good money, sign him back and then have to sell him in the summer because he probably doesn't want him. play in the league next season. 

The takeaway from all this remains to be seen whether it will be an optional or mandatory purchase and how much it depends on Leeds' status in the Premier League next season. 

And if so, then let's go ahead and hope that McKennie has a good second half of the 2022-23 season, can stay healthy and then help Leeds United stay in the Premier League.

Leeds' stance on Weston McKennie's buyout clause Leeds United are confident of signing Weston McKennie on loan from Juventus,  but the two sides are still in talks over the terms of the sale. 

McKennie is in favor in Turin and has agreed to join fellow American Jesse Marsch at Elland Road, with Leeds first tipped to make a loan move due to financial constraints stemming from Georginio Rutter's €30m move. team earlier this month.

 Juventus are happy to accept a loan and have made that clear to Leeds, with the two clubs also discussing a permanent future deal worth around €30 million. 

The Serie A side are pushing Leeds to agree to a permanent move for McKennie, but the Whites prefer a replacement.

 Although a final agreement has yet to be reached, the hope is that the two sides will reach an agreement in the near future to make McKennie Marsch's next reinforcement.

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