The star is very rated by his coach, who ranks him forward of skills equivalent to Christian Pulisic and Tyler Adams throughout the continent
USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie is the “best American player” at the moment in Europe, in keeping with Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri, who has hailed the degrees that the Bianconeri star gives for membership and nation.
The 23-year-old initially crossed the Atlantic to affix Schalke as an adolescent, earlier than a mortgage swap – adopted by a permament transfer to Turin – noticed his inventory rise even additional.
While McKennie has been dogged by off-field antics to a degree throughout his taking part in profession, he has additional doubled down on his spectacular expertise over the previous 12 months throughout a troublesome time period for Juve.
What has Allegri mentioned about McKennie’s place inside Europe?
Speaking at a pre-season press convention, Allegri – who guided the membership to a different Champions League qualifying end final time period, as their silverware drought continues – definitely believes he’s near being in a category of his personal.
“McKennie is probably the best American player playing in Europe,” the Italian stated when giving his opinion on the star’s quality.
“I believe it’s crucial for him to proceed displaying the excessive ranges that he has at Juve.”
Will McKennie figure for the USMNT at Qatar 2022?
With the Stars and Stripes having sat out the Russia 2018 World Cup thanks to a humiliating qualification disaster, the nation will be set to feature at this year’s Qatar 2022 tournament.
McKennie will almost certainly be expected to play a part – unlike several of his Juve team-mates, thanks to Italy’s failure to reach the Gulf State event – and could well lead a fleet of European-based talent who make the cut for Gregg Berhalter’s side.
Other faces expected to make the cut will be Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic, Leeds United duo Tyler Adams and Brendan Aaronson, plus Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner, to name a few.