Manchester United have been searching for a striker since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo and reports suggest they have finally found one.
As per The Guardian (news image provided below), Man Utd have agreed terms to sign Wout Weghorst, who is currently with Besiktas on loan from Burnley.
Fabrizio Romano has mentioned that the Red Devils have agreed to pay around 3 million euros to the Super Lig club to end the striker’s loan early and to take him from the Clarets for the remainder of the campaign.
The deal is not complete as yet. The Italian journalist claims the Turkish giants need to secure a replacement first and have eyes on luring Vincent Aboubakar from Al-Nassr.
The Old Trafford outfit have been linked with the Cameroonian international as well and in all fairness, he has a better goalscoring record than Weghorst.
Wout has started 17 games for Besiktas this season and directly contributed in 13 goals (9 goals and 4 assists).
The Dutch international did not start any game at the World Cup but came on as a second half substitute in the quarter final against Argentina and turned the tie around for the Oranje.
Van Gaal’s men were 2-0 down and Weghorst came on to score a late brace to take the tie to extra time. The La Albiceleste eventually won the contest on penalties.
He is 6 ft 6 and will be the tallest striker at United if he does end up completing the move. For Burnley, he only scored 2 goals in 20 PL outings. Will he be able to improve under Ten Hag? We shall see.