It has recently emerged that controversy-ridden Juventus had rejected a chance to swap Manchester United’s Donny van de Beek with their midfielder Weston McKennie.
As of now, the futures of both players is uncertain and they could leave their clubs soon. But La Gazzetta dello Sport have intercepted a call involving Federico Cherubini and Andrea Agnelli from the summer of 2021, when Agnelli had confirmed to Cherubini that West Ham United had come forward for the American midfielder. But the club had ex-president also stated that the deal would have only gone through if the London side had offered €50 million.
In response, Cherubini informed Agnelli that McKennie’s value will be enhanced if he was inserted in a swap deal and United had offered a deal in exchange for Van de Beek, who had struggled in his first season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But Cherubini also informed Agnelli that he rejected the approach from United as Juve wanted another player to be offered in the deal, as only Van de Beek wasn’t matching McKennie’s actual value.
The intercepted calls also show Juve trying to thrash out deals with much higher values than what the players deserved, typified by their attempt to swap Tottenham’s Danny Rose with Mattia de Sciglio for a value worth €20 million.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN