Weston McKennie stalling Douglas Luiz transfer to Juventus


Aston Villa must sell players by the 30th to comply with financial fair play regulations, making the next few days crucial for Douglas Luiz’s future. The Brazilian considers his adventure in Birmingham over and desires a move to Torino and Italy, already feeling like a Juventus player after agreeing to a contract worth around €5 million plus bonuses. However, the signatures are not imminent.

The deal has many nuances, involving two Juventus players, Iling-Junior and McKennie, their respective agents (one being Kia Joorabchian, who is discussing Zirkzee with Milan), with whom agreements on commissions must be reached, and the financial demands of Juventus and Aston Villa.

As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Villa and Juventus recently explored the possibility of including a player other than McKennie in the deal, but without finding a solution. Kean’s name was mentioned, but he does not fit into the English club’s plans, as they have other targets for their attack. The focus remains on the former Schalke player, with diplomacy at work.

Work needs to be done to resolve all the issues. One of these is represented by the demands of the American-born Juventus midfielder. McKennie is discussing the payment of outstanding credits with Juventus and has asked Aston Villa for a salary exceeding €4 million net, causing Monchi to take a firm stance. To complete the deal worth around €70 million overall, all the pieces of the puzzle must fit together, and someone must compromise.

Along with Douglas Luiz, Alisha Lehmann could join Juventus Women from Aston Villa. The Swiss winger is the most followed person in Switzerland with over 14 million followers on Instagram and 8 million on TikTok.


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