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Weston McKennie has already told Jesse Marsch how he would fit in at Leeds amid transfer links

Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie has already told Jesse Marsch that he would be the perfect partner for Tyler Adams in Leeds United's midfield after being linked with a move to Elland Road in the January transfer window.

McKennie, 24, is on the list of midfielders that the club are interested in signing, according to a recent report from Fabrizio Romano. It is thought that Angers star Azzedine Ounahi is also on the club's radar as they look to bolster their squad ahead of the transfer deadline next week.

A midfield reinforcement is clearly a priority for Marsch and although the McKennie links may have caught many off guard, the Leeds coach already knows why the deal makes perfect sense. The Serie A star has partnered Tyler Adams in central midfield on numerous occasions on international level and the Juventus man has detailed how well the pair complement one another.

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“One of the things, as far as me and Tyler [Adams], have learned about each other is that he does all the running and I do all the playing. No, I’m just kidding!” McKennie joked to reporters relayed by 90min.

"But I think just us being together for as long as we have and knowing each other for so long, we've, I think, developed a relationship that we know each other's tendencies, we know each other's abilities, we know each other's strengths and weaknesses and how to cover for one another."

Adams has fast become a regular in Marsch's starting XI this season and the American coach will therefore hope that McKennie can hit the ground running alongside a familiar midfield partner should he arrive at Elland Road this month.


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