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McKennie arrives in Turin ahead of proposed move to Juventus

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Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie has landed in Italy to complete his loan move to Serie A champions Juventus.

Andrea Pirlo is close to completing his first signing as Juventus manager, as Weston McKennie arrived in Turin to complete his move to the Allianz Stadium.

The USA international will sign a one-year loan deal worth a reported €3m, with Juventus holding an option for permanent transfer at €18 million.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, if McKennie plays 60% of the games this season, the option to sign him will become an enforced obligation for the Bianconeri.

He made a name for himself in the Bundesliga, spending the last three years at Schalke – where he made a total of 91 appearances in all competitions.

McKennie is considered as part of USA’s talented generation, which also includes Christian Pulisic, Sergino Dest and Giovanni Reyna. He has 19 caps for the national team, netting six goals in the process.

The 21-year old will be Juventus’ second addition this summer, as the Bianconeri also completed the Melo-Pjanic switch with Barcelona.

He first needs to complete his medical on Friday, before finalizing the move during the upcoming weekend.