Leeds United are pursuing a loan deal with a buy clause for Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie, Fabrizio Romano has revealed.
Personal terms have already been agreed with the American and it is now down to the two clubs to negotiate a transfer.
An agreement now appears one step closer after the structure of the deal has been decided upon.
“Understand Leeds proposal for Weston McKennie is not permanent transfer — it’d be a loan move with buy clause,” Romano wrote on Twitter.
“Leeds hope to get it done after green light from the player but there’s still no full agreement with Juventus.”
With this update, it’s beginning to become clearer as to how the deal with Juventus for McKennie will take shape.
A loan with an option to buy is without doubt the best option for Leeds right now, especially after breaking our club record transfer fee on forward Georginio Rutter recently.
Even with considerable investment from the 49ers, our transfer funds will inevitably be a little bit stretched at present.
It remains to be seen whether Juventus will be open to a loan deal as they desperately need an influx of cash now due to their dire financial situation. For the Italian giants, a permanent deal with a hefty up-front sum would no doubt be preferable.
Transfer negotiations are a complex undertaking, so it is understandable that the two clubs are taking their time in getting the details ironed out.
Hopefully McKennie will emerge from this period as another inspired signing for the Whites by the time the transfer window slams shut next Tuesday.