Football NewsWout Weghorst close to being loaned to Man Utd
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Netherlands international Wout Weghorst appears to have said goodbye to the Besiktas fans as he approaches the Red Devils on loan.


How was everything?

The Red Devils head coach has made it crystal clear he wants to sign Wout Weghorst in the January transfer window after seeing Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo leave the club. Manchester United are close to signing the Dutch striker on loan, according to Foot Mercato. Wout Weghorst showed up for farewell to Besiktas fans on Saturday after scoring in a 2-1 win over Kasimpasa.


A little about the topic

Wout has Premier League experience with the Clarets but was sent on loan to Besiktas after Burnley were eliminated last season. Wout Weghorst has scored eight goals and contributed four assists in 16 league matches this season, and also caught the eye at the World Cup, scoring twice against Argentina in the quarter-finals of the competition and getting caught in a spit with Argentine Lionel Messi. Wout scored against Argentina with his first ever World Cup shot for the Netherlands.


The Red Devils were warned that the Dutch striker could not just leave, with Besiktas pointing out what needed to be done for the transfer to take place.


What did Kazanci say about Wout Weghorst?

Wout Weghorst, who famously clashed with Messi and Argentina in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup, became a hit target for the Bianconeri during the winter window. The Netherlands striker has previous Premier League experience from a brief stint at the Clarets – where the striker only managed two goals in 20 appearances – and is still under contract with Burnley, which means they will be heavily involved in any discussions for another move.

The sports director of Besiktas told the TV channel about the rumors that the Dutch striker is heading to Old Trafford, that he does not understand why Wout Weghorst said goodbye to the fans, why he made such a move. According to Ceyhun Kazanci, he is now their football player. Their contract expires at the end of the season. If the Red Devils or any other team wants him, they will face Burnley anyway. The Clarets will then contact them and discuss the terms of the split.

Kazanci says that if they accept, the contract will be terminated. Otherwise, the contract will continue until the end of the season. Wout Weghorst can’t just walk away. There should be a reward for them to approve the separation. “To give an example, Burnley told us, ‘We made a deal with this team for Wegorst. We give you half the commission for the transfer. It may be a different condition. Then we’ll sit down and talk,” he said.


Wout Weghorst is an important player

The Clarets deal with Besiktas, which has a €10m (£9m/$11m) call option, does not include a recall clause, and his current loan employers insist Wout Weghorst will have a hard time losing weight from their paws. The Besiktas boss added that Wout Weghorst is an important player for them. Saying goodbye to the audience is not enough. He also needs to talk to the club. According to Senol Gunes, he heard about the developments, but it is not clear. Gunes says he will consider leaving after talking to Wout Weghorst and the club.