Juventus are FURIOUS with Weston McKennie after violating Covid protocols on USA duty and are willing to SELL the midfielder in January because they think he lacks the personality to play for the club after hosting a party in lockdown this year
- Juventus are far from happy with Weston McKennie after conduct with the USA
- Weston McKennie missed their game vs Canada having broken Covid protocols
- He apologised on social media but his Italian club are furious with his behaviour
- Juventus feel the midfielder does not have the personality to play for a top club
- They are open to selling him after he hosted a party during lockdown this year
Juventus are furious with Weston McKennie after violating Covid protocols while away with the United States national team – yet another example of inappropriate behaviour from the midfielder.
The former Schalke star featured in a 0-0 draw against El Salvador last week, but did not take part in the match against Canada on Sunday evening, which ended 1-1, after the breach of regulations and immediately apologised on social media.
Writing on his Instagram story, he wrote: ”Unfortunately, I am suspended for tonight’s match due to a violation of team COVID-19 protocols. I am sorry for my actions. I will be cheering hard for the boys tonight and hope to be back with the team soon.’
Juventus are furious with Weston McKennie after breaching Covid rules on USA duty
The midfielder issued an apology on social media for his violated of protocols that saw him miss the 1-1 draw with Canada
The full explanation for his exclusion has not been officially revealed, with manager Gregg Berhalter simply saying he had broken the team’s policy and refused to go into further details.
‘Will he return for Wednesday’s match with the Honduras? I don’t know,’ he told reporters after the game.
The team only became aware of the news on Sunday afternoon, with Tuttosport reporting that his national team mate Tyler Adams was disappointed by his actions.
‘Obviously it’s not an ideal situation because he’s such an important player, important character to this team,’ the Leipzig man said.
Juventus feel he does not have the personality to play for the club and are willing to sell him
‘He brings obviously what he does on the field, but even off the field, how close he brings the team together. So, yeah, it’s a little disappointing, but it was that-next-man up mentality.’
Christian Pulisic added: ‘We tried not to let that whole situation affect us too much,’ U.S. star Christian Pulisic said. ‘Obviously it’s just about putting all that aside and focusing on the task at hand, really. And obviously, we missed him today, and it´s just about moving forward and trying to win games.’
Juventus continues to consider McKennie as an important player in boss Max Allegri’s project in Turin, but feel his personality not suitable for a top club.
Some of McKennie’s USA team-mates admitted they were ‘disappointed’ by his behaviour
McKennie had already angered Juventus by hosting a party during lockdown earlier this year
Juventus has strict discipline and does not tolerate players disobeying the rules of the club or attracting negative publicity while on international duty. McKennie is probably not the best player in the Juventus midfield, but right now he could undoubtedly be the most useful.
The Italian club has still not forgiven the player for hosting a party during lockdown earlier this year on the eve of a derby against Torino – which saw team-mates Paulo Dybala and Arthur also in attendance – with strict curfews in effect in Turin. It seems increasingly likely that he will be sold in the January transfer window.
According to Tuttosport, Tottenham and Aston Villa would be ready to make an offer to Juventus – but the starting price is £25million.
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