After leaving Besiktas, Wout Weghorst is on his way to Manchester United to complete his loan transfer from Burnley.
The Netherlands target man was recently identified by the Red Devils as a temporary fix to their striker problems, and Burnley was contacted about taking over his loan agreement from Besiktas.
Previously on loan at the Turkish club, the 30-year-old has chosen to join Old Trafford till the end of the current campaign.
Weghorst will fly to Manchester today, according to Fabrizio Romano, to undergo medical evaluations before signing contracts.
Weghorst will now go to Manchester to sign a loan agreement with United after a deal in principle was reached on Wednesday.
The players’ salaries and the loan fee will both be covered by Manchester United. The entire value of the bundle is estimated to be around £4 million.
If everything goes according to plan, Weghorst should train with the team before the weekend, and United hopes to have him registered by Friday at noon so he may play in the Manchester derby on Saturday.
It is no secret that United wants to add a No. 9, and Weghorst would give them a physical presence in addition to his potent club and international scoring record.
The 6-foot-6 striker for Besiktas has nine goals in 18 games this season and netted the game-winning goal in Saturday’s 2-1 Super Lig victory over Kasimpasa. Weghorst looked to wave an emotional farewell to the team’s supporters after scoring.
In the summer, United was looking for a player with Weghorst’s skill set and showed interest in Sasa Kalajdzic and Benjamin Sesko.
After breaking up their relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo during the World Cup after the player’s angry interview with Piers Morgan in which he criticized the team and manager Erik ten Hag, United are desperate to get a striker on loan during the January transfer window.
The striker scored twice for the Netherlands against the eventual champions Argentina in the World Cup quarterfinals, with the second goal possibly ranking among the most spectacular in the competition’s history as it evened the score after a clever free-kick ball that forced extra time.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag stated that Marcus Rashford requires attacking cover due to Anthony Martial’s workload issues.
Although they were accepting of their stance, United were originally unhappy that they would have to wait for Besiktas to find a successor for Weghorst, even though the deal is currently going smoothly.
However, the Turkish goliaths have now decided to permit Weghorst to leave before a replacement has formally committed. Vincent Aboubakar of Al Nassr has received a lot of attention lately over a potential return to Besiktas.
United is now finalizing the agreement and hopes to announce Weghorst’s arrival over the weekend. There will be no buyout clause in the contract.