Championship side Burnley and Besiktas are reportedly in advanced talks to terminate Wout Weghorst’s loan move so the striker can move to Manchester United.
That’s according to a recent report from TalkSPORT, who claim the Netherlands international’s proposed loan switch to Old Trafford is ‘edging closer’.
BREAKING NEWS: Wout Weghorst’s deal to join #MUFC is edging closer.
Besiktas and Burnley are in advanced talks over terminating his loan.
– talkSPORT sources understand.
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Rumoured to be wanted by Red Devils’ manager Erik Ten Hag as a way to provide cover for Anthony Martial following the termination of Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract at the end of the year, Burnley’s Weghorst has been identified as the ideal short-term solution.
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Although the proposed move has taken a lot of fans by surprise, it could turn out to be a smart piece of business by the 20-time league winners.
Weghorst, a star for his country in this winter’s World Cup in Qatar, not only netted twice for Louis Van Gaal’s Oranje against eventual winners Argentina in the quarter-finals, but he is also on a decent run domestically.
Scoring nine times and providing a further four assists in just 18 appearances for Besiktas, the 30-year-old striker is in red-hot form and the United-faithful, following these latest reports, will certainly be hoping he can carry it with him as he heads for a return to the Premier League.