Juventus negotiating swap deal: Douglas Luiz for McKennie


As Juventus await the official announcement of Thiago Motta as their new head coach, the club is actively engaging in the transfer market. One significant move under consideration is a swap deal involving Juventus’ Weston McKennie and Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz. Despite the potential benefits for both sides, the deal is proving complex due to differing valuations of the players.

Juventus’ Pursuit of Douglas Luiz

Sky Sport Italia report that Juventus are keen on bolstering their midfield with the addition of Douglas Luiz. The 25-year-old Brazilian midfielder is currently valued at €60 million by Aston Villa. However, the English club has expressed interest in Weston McKennie, prompting discussions about a potential player exchange.

Financial and Contractual Considerations

Douglas Luiz is reportedly seeking a net salary of €6.5 million per season and is under contract with Aston Villa until 2026. On the other hand, Weston McKennie, who has one year remaining on his Juventus contract, is valued at €30 million by the Italian club. This disparity in player valuations is a key hurdle in the negotiations.

Douglas Luiz’s Performance

Luiz has had an impressive season, making 35 appearances in the Premier League, scoring nine goals, and providing three assists. Additionally, he has featured in 14 UEFA Conference League matches, contributing one goal and four assists. His consistent performance makes him a valuable asset for any team looking to strengthen their midfield.

McKennie’s Prospects

McKennie has shown potential during his time at Juventus, however, with the club’s strategic shift and new management, a move to Aston Villa could provide him with a fresh start and more regular playing time.


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