Leeds sign USA midfielder McKennie on loan

Leeds sign USA midfielder McKennie on loan

Leeds have completed the loan signing of Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie until the end of the season.

McKennie becomes the third signing made by Jesse Marsch's side in this January transfer window, after Max Wober and Georginio Rutter.

The midfielder is capped 41 times by the United States and played against England at the World Cup group stages in Qatar in November.

Sky in Italy say there is an option for Leeds to make the deal permanent for an initial £30m in the summer, although this only becomes an obligation if certain criteria are met.

Speaking to Sky Sports after sealing his move to Leeds, McKennie said: "I'm definitely excited. The January window works quick. Around one week ago I didn't know if I was going anywhere and now I'm coming here.

"When I heard the interest, it is definitely exciting. There are people I know here, Tyler Adams, Brenden Aaronson and Jesse Marsch, I'm ready to get started.