Weston McKennie’s move to Juventus is now a permanent one, with the Serie A powerhouse exercising the purchase option on the FC Dallas academy product's loan from Schalke 04.
Juventus announced Wednesday that they will pay the Bundesliga club $22.2 million over the course of three years, with an addition $7.8 million possible if performance-based incentives are met.
McKennie, 22, is under contract with Juventus through June 30, 2025.
McKennie is one of a number of players currently starring for some of Europe's top clubs after coming through the MLS academ have come
The US men’s national team midfielder has five goals in 31 appearances in all competitions since his historic move to Juventus on July 1.
He’s opened eyes, and silenced some doubters along the way, in an impressive start to his Juventus career. McKennie earned a start on his debut in September and scored a memorable goal against FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou in the Champions League.
McKennie is one of a number of young players currently starring for some of Europe's top clubs after coming through the MLS academy system.
Former Vancouver Whitecaps homegrown Alphonso Davies has won a host of trophies with Bayern Munich, including the UEFA Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup, while former NYCFC academy star Gio Reyna has established himself as a key player for Borussia Dortmund. This offseason, Philadelphia Union duo Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie continued the trend with transfers to Red Bull Salzburg and KRC Genk, respectively.