Gelsenkirchen (dpa) – According to media reports, football pro Weston McKennie is about to move from Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04 to Juventus Turin.
The Italian champion of the series should be ready to fulfill the Revier club’s transfer plans. There are several details about possible modalities of the proposed transfer of the 21-year-old, which are mainly based on information from Sky Italia. According to this, Cristiano Ronaldo’s club should initially look for a loan, after which there could be a purchase option or a purchase obligation.
According to information from Schalke training camp in Längenfeld, McKennie has already left Austria and is on his way to neighboring Italy. There he has to do his medical check-up and then sign the contract.
According to the newspaper “Bild”, the total volume of the deal should be a maximum of 28 million euros. After being on loan for about three million euros for a year, 18 million euros would be due next summer, the amount could increase further due to bonus payments. However, the “kicker” reported a loan fee of six million euros for the Texan, who still has a contract with Schalke until 2024.
McKennie will probably no longer participate in the test match against Greek first division Aris Saloniki in the Kematen stadium this Friday (1 p.m.). According to the club, 736 spectators are allowed on Thursday.
The Revierclub needs money to finance new players and to eradicate weak points in the team. “We do not comment on rumors in principle,” said a spokesperson when asked by the dpa. This also applies to the, according to “Bild”, already perfect signing of striker Vedad Ibisevic, who would be free of charge after his departure from Hertha BSC in the summer. The 36-year-old attacker would have to solve Schalke’s last glaring storm problems and would be given a one-year contract. He would be the first addition.