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'What are you smoking?!' - Father of USMNT star Weston McKennie responds to Arsenal transfer tweet

9:15 PM GMT 24/01/2023
Weston McKennie Juventus 2022-23
The father of United States men's national team and Juventus star Weston McKennie has responded to a random fan about transfer links to Arsenal.
  • Fan said McKennie not good enough for Arsenal
  • Dad rushes to player's defense
  • Midfielder also linked with Leeds

WHAT HAPPENED? Below a graphic that suggested McKennie could be heading to Arsenal, the fan wrote: "McKennie is nowhere close to being technically good enough for Arteta's side. He doesn't have the creative passing IQ, or the positional IQ. I think [Yunus] Musah is a better American to sign if they want depth for [Granit] Xhaka's position."

John McKennie replied: "What are you smoking so I can get some!"

THE BIGGER PICTURE: McKennie is reportedly on the radar of Leeds, who have American players Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams, plus head coach Jesse Marsch, in their ranks.

WHAT NEXT FOR MCKENNIE? With Juventus embroiled in scandal, speculation about McKennie's future has ratcheted up, though it's unclear whether a transfer will actually follow. Regardless, his father will be following very closely.