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Dutch striker Wout Weghorst travels to Manchester United to finalize his loan move from Burnley after ending his stay at Besiktas.
The 30-year-old was on loan at the Turkish club but decided to move to Old Trafford until the end of the season.
sources in Turkey said Sky Sports News That Wighurst visited Besiktas’ offices on Thursday morning to sign papers to finalize his loan agreement with the club.
Weghorst will now travel to Manchester to complete a loan move to United after agreement in principle on Wednesday.
Manchester United will pay a loan fee and cover the player’s wages. The total package is believed to be around £4 million.
If all goes as planned, Weghorst will hopefully train with the squad before the weekend as United aim to sign him up by midday on Friday to be available for Saturday’s Manchester derby.
United boss Erik ten Hag has been searching for a replacement for the striker since Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract was mutually terminated during the World Cup following his explosive interview on Monday. Talk TV.
It’s no secret that United want to sign the No. 9 and Weghorst would represent an option they didn’t get in the squad – a physical presence as well as a solid scoring record at both club and international level.
The 6ft 6in forward has scored nine goals in 18 appearances for Besiktas this season and scored what proved to be the winner in a 2-1 win over Kasimpasa on Saturday. Having scored, Weghorst appeared to wave an emotional farewell to the club’s fans.
United were in the market for a player from Weghorst’s profile in the summer and were interested in Sasa Kalajdzic and Benjamin Sisko.
Why does Manchester United want Weghorst?
United are desperate to sign a striker on loan during the January window after severing ties with Cristiano Ronaldo during the World Cup following the player’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan in which he criticized the club and manager Erik ten Hag.
The striker scored twice for the Netherlands in the World Cup quarter-final against eventual winners Argentina, the second goal being arguably one of the most spectacular in the competition’s history – tying the scores from an innovative free-kick pass to send the match into extra time.
The former Wolfsburg star scored eight goals and recorded four assists in 16 league matches.
Those figures are a stark contrast to his comeback in the Premier League with Burnley last season, when he scored just two goals in 20 appearances – but his wider play over that period provides clues to Ten Hag’s current interest in the player.
The graphic below shows every shot and chance Weghorst created at Burnley last season and reveals he fired shots on target just nine times from 25 attempts across 20 matches – the equivalent of an 8% conversion rate or 728 minutes per goal.
Ten Hag: Martial can’t handle the load – we need another striker
Speaking on Friday, Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag said he needed to provide attacking cover for Marcus Rashford with Anthony Martial struggling to manage the load.
Martial was out of action before the season, unable to complete 90 minutes of the season as a result of an injury-stopping campaign.
“There’s a reason [Martial has been substituted in his last seven games]. “It’s because he can’t manage the load. That’s why we’re looking for another striker,” Ten Hag said.
“It’s not that we don’t depend on him. His physical load is not, at the moment, so high that he can play, every third day, a 90-minute game. So I have to manage that with him.”
“We’re on a fine line at the moment because Anthony Martial’s qualities are so important at the moment in our game. His movements, securing the ball, pressing, let’s not forget that. We need that profile to be a threat.
“Also, Marcus Rashford is benefiting from that. So I’m not worried that only Marcus scores goals, because I’m convinced the other players [can score too].
Not only is Anthony Martial, but Anthony has scored [in the 3-1 FA Cup win against Everton]. Bruno Fernandes is also capable of scoring, Christian Eriksen will create and he is also capable of scoring goals. So we have more players who can score goals.”
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