Victor Orta on Weston McKennie arrival

Victor Orta on Weston McKennie arrival

Director of football on latest signing.

Weston McKennie became Leeds United’s third signing of the January transfer window, with the USA international midfielder joining the club from Juventus on loan.

With 41 caps for his country to his name, McKennie adds further experience and quality to Jesse Marsch’s side.

After sealing the deal for the 24-year-old, director of football Victor Orta gave his thoughts to on the move.

“I am really happy, I think it is a good addition for Leeds United,” Orta stated.

"He is a player who is at international level, which is really helpful for the squad and someone who will strengthen us.

“Weston is a versatile player who will be able to adapt quickly, helped by his knowledge of the other players in the team.

“I think it gives Jesse Marsch balance in his team and more options, with a player who can grow within the transition of English football.

“We hope he can adapt quickly with the rhythm here after playing in Italy. To have Weston on loan with an option to buy is a really good situation for Leeds United.”