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Official: Juventus sign McKennie on season-long loan

Weston McKennie
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Juventus have completed the signing of Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie in a season-long loan deal with an option to buy.

McKennie becomes the first signing for Juventus under new boss Andrea Pirlo.

The USMNT star arrived in Turin last week to complete a move that has finally crossed the line.

McKennie joins Juventus in a season-long loan worth an initial €4.5m. However, Juve hold an €18.5m purchase option plus up to €7m in bonuses if certain performance-related clauses are met.

Regardless of whether those clauses are met, Juve still have the option to purchase the 22-year-old as detailed on their official website.

McKennie moves to the Serie A after establishing himself as a key player for Schalke.

He made his debut for the Bundesliga side in the 2016/17 season.

The 22-year-old went on to star for Die Knappen, making a total of 74 appearances across all competitions since then.

Last season, McKennie made 28 Bundesliga appearances for Schalke, scoring three times.

His versatility on the pitch comes as a boost for Pirlo. He’s more of a midfielder but can play in a couple of positions in defence.

McKennie joins Arthur Melo as new arrivals in midfield for Juventus.