McKennie in trouble at Juventus after breaking COVID protocols


Juventus could be looking to show Weston McKennie the exit door after his omission from the USMNT for some off-field behaviour. 

The 23-years-old joined the Bianconeri last summer from FC Schalke on loan for around €4.5 million. Allegri’s side exercised the buy option for the US international for around €18.5 million in this summer transfer window. 

According to the report in ESPN, the Juventus midfielder McKennie was dismissed by the US national team manager Gregg Berhalter after breaking two Covid-19 protocols. McKennie spent a night outside the team’s bubble in Nashville, Tennessee. And he also brought an individual back inside the hotel room on a different evening. 

The midfielder was previously accused of breaching rules a couple of months back when he, Paulo Dybala and Arthur Melo were suspended by Juventus for a few games after organizing a party at their residence without following the Covid-19 protocols. 

 Can McKennie prolong his future at Juventus? 

The midfielder started his career brilliantly at the Allianz Stadium last season. Following a productive season, the Bianconeri hierarchy have decided to trigger the buy option for the US international. 

However, after putting his name on the headline for all the wrong reasons. Juventus are concerned about the future of McKennie. A professional footballer who has more than five years of experience at this level and has represented his country 26 times. It is completely unacceptable to behave like this. 

Despite spending time with Giorgio Chiellini, Cristiano Ronaldo, Leonardo Bonucci and Gianluigi Buffon, the midfielder failed to learn anything from those world’s best performances. Failing to reach the full potential due to ill-discipline is one of the most painful aspects of a sportsman’s career. And the midfielder should learn from his mistakes and work hard to build a great career. Otherwise, he will regret it for the rest of his life. 

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