Manchester United agree deal to sign Wout Weghorst on loan

In an attempt to bolster his forward line, Manchester United boss, Erik ten Hag, has secured the services of Dutch striker, Wout Weghorst.

The 30-year-old has spent the first half of the season, impressing fans with his exceptional performances for Besiktas. Since making the switch to the Turkish club on loan from Burnley, Weghorst has exhibited some of the best form of his career.

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Scoring nine goals in 18 games, the 6 ft 6 powerhouse wowed crowds with his natural eye for goal and build-up play. And consequently, he caught the eye of Erik ten Hag.

Following his last match, a 2-1 win over Kasimpasa, in which he scored a vital goal, he waved goodbye to the fans, in the knowledge that his future lay at Old Trafford.

With Cristiano Ronaldo leaving United under controversial circumstances, Weghorst has an opportunity to make his mark. After scoring two late goals for the Netherlands against Argentina in the World Cup, he’ll be looking to ride his momentum into his new gaffer’s starting XI.

The forward only scored two goals in 20 appearances for ‘The Clarets’ last season. However, many experts believe United’s style of play suits him much better. And providing things run smoothly, he could be registered in time for the side’s derby clash with Manchester City.


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