Jacque Talbot has dropped a declare on potential Leeds United summer time switch goal Weston McKennie.
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In a latest interview with GIVEMESPORT, Talbot claimed that he may see Victor Orta making a transfer for the Juventus central midfielder – whom Leeds have been linked with again in January – in the summertime switch window.
Nevertheless, the journalist then went on to state that RB Leipzig’s Tyler Adams is maybe a extra reasonable goal for the Whites within the coming months.
When requested whether or not he may envisage Orta making a transfer for McKennie, Talbot stated: “Yeah, I feel so. I feel there may be the hyperlink, this type of contingent that’s occurring between Leeds United, America and the Bundesliga.
“I feel there’s Tyler Adams as nicely. He performed underneath Jesse Marsch final season earlier than he was sacked in November, in order that once more is that hyperlink there. However I feel [with] Tyler Adams [there is] most likely a bit extra of an opportunity for Leeds. He’d be an excellent participant to get in.”
Orta should transfer for McKennie
Whereas Adams is undoubtedly a participant who would match Jesse Marsch’s tactical setup at Elland Highway extraordinarily nicely, contemplating simply how spectacular McKennie was for Juventus in 2021/22, the argument that the 23-year-old can be a significantly better signing than the RB Leipzig midfielder is a comparatively simple one to make.
Certainly, in keeping with FBref information, the £43m-rated USA worldwide ranks within the prime 14% of midfielders in Europe’s massive 5 leagues for non-penalty objectives per 90, in addition to the highest 5% for non-penalty xG, the highest 14% for photographs, the highest 2% for touches within the opposition penalty space and the highest 2% for progressive passes obtained during the last one year.
Moreover, the £37k-per-week expertise’s defensive metrics are additionally extraordinarily spectacular, with FBref additionally rating the 34-time capped worldwide within the prime 1% of attacking midfielders for clearances per 90, along with the highest 4% for interceptions, the highest 8% for aerial duels gained, the highest 10% for blocks, the highest 16% for tackles and the highest 40% for pressures over the previous 12 months.
As such, with the participant who Stephen Meyer dubbed each “unreal” and “irreplaceable” bettering Adams’ returns in virtually each aforementioned metric over the course of the final 12 months, and with McKennie reported to be out there for £35m this summer time – simply £1m greater than the Leipzig expertise’s €40m (£34m) launch clause – it’s clear to see that, ought to a chance come up for the Juventus centrocampista, Orta merely should prioritise a transfer for McKennie over Adams.
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