McKennie Signs for Juventus

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Mind-boggling to see an American at one of the 7-10 biggest clubs in the world. Still in awe even though it's now official. Initial amount was 4.5 million EUR for the loan and then 18.5 million obligation to buy in a year is activated if (when) Juve qualify for the UCL. Deal could be worth up to 35 million EUR in total.

And while he may not be a starter, he's going to get minutes in the midfield. I've read a lot on Reddit and BigSoccer about how Pirlo sees him as a Vidal-type and wants to build a squad similar to when he himself was on those dominant Juve teams later in his career. Bentancur, Rabiot, and Arthur will be in front of him initially, but then it's just injury-prone Ramsey (who may also be on his way out behind Pjanic) and some younger players competing with him for rotational minutes.
 
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Pirlo sees him as a Vidal-type

I can see that a bit, too. Weston needs to tidy up his touch and passing, but he's still young. Need him to get quality minutes and not waste away on the bench.

Either way, we have an impressive stable of central midfield talent ready to back-up MB90 in next year's WC qualifiers :cool:
 
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Congrats. Wishing him better luck with his health. The most important ability is availability.
 
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Mind-boggling to see an American at one of the 7-10 biggest clubs in the world. Still in awe even though it's now official. Initial amount was 4.5 million EUR for the loan and then 18.5 million obligation to buy in a year is activated if (when) Juve qualify for the UCL. Deal could be worth up to 35 million EUR in total.

And while he may not be a starter, he's going to get minutes in the midfield. I've read a lot on Reddit and BigSoccer about how Pirlo sees him as a Vidal-type and wants to build a squad similar to when he himself was on those dominant Juve teams later in his career. Bentancur, Rabiot, and Arthur will be in front of him initially, but then it's just injury-prone Ramsey (who may also be on his way out behind Pjanic) and some younger players competing with him for rotational minutes.
My son has a Pjanic BiH national team kit.
 
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Nice goal today to put away the game versus top of table Milan.
 

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