German newspaper Bild have claimed that Everton and Newcastle United are interested in signing Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie – and the Bundesliga side want £22.5million for the wonderkid.
McKennie, 21, has starred for Schalke since joining the German side from MLS side FC Dallas in the summer of 2017. The 19-time USA international has clocked up 91 appearances for Schalke.
The midfielder is dreaming of a move to the Premier League this summer, saying just that in May: “This is my next goal. It was always my dream to play there,” as per Bild’s report.
Newcastle and Everton are looking to take advantage – though they are just two of four English clubs interested, with two sides unnamed. Schalke need to bring in some cash to cover the £177million lost during the health crisis.