It’s probable that Weston McKennie won’t have to wait long to make his Leeds debut.
Prior to the weekend match at Nottingham Forest, the American midfielder has impressed boss Jesse Marsch after joining the Premier League team on loan from Juventus this week.
At a news conference on Friday, Marsch stated, “He’s healthy, he’s ready, so yeah of course he is in consideration to start on Sunday and surely to be in the squad.”
With the addition of McKennie, 24, Leeds’ midfield now features three American internationals. Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams were two important additions for fellow countryman Marsch last summer.
McKennie became the first American player for the Bianconeri in 2020 after moving from Schalke to Juventus.
He is an opponent. He has self-confidence, according to Marsch. He has quality, is assertive, and is confident. They played quite similarly to how I want to play at Schalke. He is already very aware of how to fit in, even while we sit and discuss what we think his function will be with him.
During last week’s FA Cup victory at Accrington Stanley, Rodrigo suffered a little fracture to the bottom of his tibia, according to Marsch. After surgery, the striker will be out for two months.