Official: McKennie completes Leeds United transfer from Juventus

American international Weston McKennie has finalised his exit Juventus and officially joined Leeds United.

The midfielder completed his switch to the English side initially on loan for €1.25 million with an option to buy worth €34.5 million plus an additional €4.5 million in potential bonuses.

“It feels good to be a Leeds player, I’ve heard a lot of great things, everyone tells me about the atmosphere here,” McKennie told the club’s official website.

“Obviously I did my own research on the club and the support is wild, I’m really excited to be here and playing in the Premier League is a dream. Knowing I’m going to be playing with some of my teammates from the national team, I’m sure it will be easy to fit in.”

“I’m excited to play at Elland Road, unfortunately the first two games are away, but when we play at home I’m sure I’ll have such a big adrenaline rush.”

“I like the number eight role, going box to box, trying to create plays and then getting back defensively.”

“I want to help the club get as many points as possible in the second half of the season, for myself I want to be as big as a help as I can and win games.”