Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly on the trail of highly rated United States of America international Weston McKenniewho's on loan at Italian champions Juventus from Schalke 04 in the German Bundesliga.

Weston McKennie joined Juventus from Schalke 04 on a season-long loan at the start of this campaign and he has been in impressive form for the Old Lady. He has been one of the shining lights in the Juventus midfield this season. The interest of Spurs in Weston McKennie who's said to have similar attributes to Michael Essien was revealed by Italian transfer news portal Calciomercato.

The publication from the stables of Calciomercato disclosed that Spurs are one of the several Premier League clubs interested in a move for Weston McKennie and that they are ready to make a move for him if Juventus don't sign him permanently. According to football fancast, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will getmanager Jose Mourinho another Michael Essien if he can pull off the signing of Weston McKennie under the noses of Juventus. Jose Mourinho was the architect behind the Premier League transfer of Michael Essienaround two decades ago. He was the Chelsea manager when they paid a then club-record fee of £26m to sign Michael Essien from Lyon in the French league. Michael Essien was an instant hit in West London as he helped the club to several trophies during his time at the club. He spent the biggest part of his football career at Chelsea.
Weston McKenniejoined Juventus on loan last summer but recent reports have revealed that the Old Lady can sign the American midfielder for as little as €18.5m (£16.5m) plus bonuses as part of the loan deal that took him to the club. Apart from Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League heavyweights like Chelsea and Manchester United are also monitoring his situation at Juventus.