Weston McKennie: It was an easy decision

Weston McKennie: It was an easy decision

Midfielder on joining Leeds.

New Leeds United arrival Weston McKennie spoke exclusively to fellow teammate Tyler Adams after joining the club on loan until the end of the campaign.

The move is with a view to a permanent deal and the 24-year-old has become Leeds’ third arrival of the January transfer window.

The USA international now links up with fellow countrymen Brenden Aaronson and Adams at Leeds and he admitted he can’t wait to play at Elland Road and in the Premier League.

“It feels good to be a Leeds player, I’ve heard a lot of great things from you (Adams), Brenden Aaronson and Jesse Marsch, everyone tells me about the atmosphere here.

“Obviously I did my own research on the club and the support is wild, I’m really excited to be here and playing in the Premier League is a dream.

“Knowing I’m going to be playing with some of my teammates from the national team, I’m sure it will be easy to fit in and it was an easy decision for me.

“I’m excited to play at Elland Road, unfortunately the first two games are away, but when we play at home I’m sure I’ll have such a big adrenaline rush.

“I like the number eight role, going box to box, trying to create plays and then getting back defensively.

“I want to help the club get as many points as possible in the second half of the season, for myself I want to be as big as a help as I can and win games.”