Manchester United needed a forward to reinforce the strike force and they have completed the signing of Dutch star, Wout Weghorst.
The Burnley striker ended his loan spell with Turkish giants, Besiktas, and moved to the Red Devils on loan for the remainder of the campaign.
As per today’s version of The Independent (news image provided below), United paid a fee of £2.6million to the Super Lig side to end his loan spell early.
On the other hand, the British news source have mentioned that Man Utd agreed to pay the entire wages of the player to secure his signature for 6 months. They do not have the option to sign him on permanent basis in the summer.
The veteran center forward’s contract with Burnley is due to expire in over 2 years and he earns a salary of £40,000 a week.
Weghorst was not available for today’s derby and saw his new side beat PL champions, Manchester City, at Old Trafford.
We can expect the Netherlands international, who scored two goals at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, to be part of Erik ten Hag’s squad when United will face Crystal Palace next week.
Lately, the 20-time English champions have heavily relied on Marcus Rashford for goals and the England international scored the winner vs the Sky Blues today. It will be fair to say that he was lucky not be judged offside for the first goal.
Ten Hag is delighted to lure Weghorst and let’s hope the former AZ Alkmaar player will take some of the goalscoring burden away from Rashford.
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