U.S. men’s national team midfielder Weston McKennie is heading to England for a medical exam ahead of a move to Leeds United, according to Sky Sports.
The news comes after reports indicated Saturday that Leeds United have agreed to a loan for the 24-year-old. According to The Athletic, Leeds United has agreed to the loan move with an option to buy in the summer with transfer insider Fabrizio Romano saying potential fees could rise to $40 million.
On Sunday, McKennie was spotted at Turin airport as he takes one more step toward completing his move to the Premier League.
McKennie was left out of Juventus’s squad to face Monza on Sunday with Juve manager Max Allegri all but confirming the transfer.
“He absolutely won’t be involved. He’s at the center of transfer rumors,” Allegri said in a press conference. “I think the club has already reached an agreement with the club he’ll be joining.”
The former FC Dallas star joined Juventus in 2020 after leaving MLS for Schalke. He is now close to joining a Leeds side that features USMNT teammates Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson, an American manager in Jesse Marsch and a recently hired assistant coach in former U.S. international Chris Armas.