Juventus and Aston Villa Examining Swap of Midfielders

Juventus and Aston Villa are working on a trade between Weston McKennie and Douglas Luiz, but the two players have significantly different valuations. Moreover, the Brazilian midfielder demands lofty wages, Sky informs.

Those aspects have slowed down the deal, but the Bianconeri haven’t completely shut the door. The 26-year-old has recorded 10 goals and 10 assists in 53 matches this campaign. He has been in Birmingham since 2019 after a €16.8M transfer from Manchester City. He has accumulated 204 appearances, 22 goals, and 24 assists and has 13 caps with Brazil under his belt.

Aston Villa has put a €60M price tag on Douglas Luiz, while Juventus want roughly €30M for McKennie. The Italian side would need to close the gap throwing in a considerable amount of cash. Moreover, the player demands €6.5M wages. He has been linked to a few other sides, especially Arsenal. The Unai Emery-led club might need to sell before the end of June for financial purposes.

Instead, the Bianconeri might cash in on the USMNT staple since they haven’t been able to agree to an extension. His contract is up in 2025.

Our Take on Juventus, Aston Villa, Douglas Luiz, and McKennie

The Old Lady might be preparing some fallbacks if things didn’t go well for their other targets, but there’s a gulf that’ll be tough to overcome. They could get to those numbers fee and salary-wise only if Adrien Rabiot departed and/or Atalanta rebuffed them for Teun Koopmeiners. In those cases, they’d need multiple additions and probably wouldn’t be able to splash out for all.

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