Manchester United are reportedly waiting to find out if Burnley can come to an agreement with Besiktas to cut Wout Weghorst’s loan short. The Dutch striker is thought to be eager to make the move to Old Trafford, and United are keen to secure his services before the transfer window closes.
Weghorst is currently on loan at Burnley from Besiktas, but it is understood that United are interested in bringing him in to bolster their attacking options. The Red Devils are believed to have made an approach for the player, but his loan deal with the Clarets complicates matters.
According to reports, United must register Weghorst by 12pm on Friday if they want him to be eligible to play in the Manchester derby on Saturday. The Red Devils are set to take on rivals Manchester City in a crucial match, and the addition of a player like Weghorst would give them a boost heading into the game.
Weghorst, 28, has been in impressive form for Burnley this season, scoring six goals in 15 appearances for the club. He has proven himself to be a clinical finisher in front of goal and could be a valuable asset for United as they look to close the gap on City at the top of the table.
The Netherlands international has also been impressive in Europe, helped his team to reach Europa League’s Round of 32 this season.
The move for Weghorst is not without risk, as he has yet to prove himself at the highest level, and his arrival would likely come at the expense of one of United’s existing forwards. However, with the transfer deadline approaching, the Red Devils may have to act quickly if they want to bring him in.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche has recently commented on the situation, saying: “There’s always interest and speculation in players, and Wout is a player we value. We are aware of the situation, but we need to wait and see what happens.”
United will hope to find a resolution soon, as they look to add to their squad ahead of a busy period of fixtures. The addition of Weghorst could be a real statement of intent, but it remains to be seen if a deal can be done before the transfer deadline.
With the Manchester Derby being an important match, United are likely to be active in the transfer market to bring in new players. Even though weghorst had a short spell of success in England, Manchester United fans would hope he can replicate or even improve on his performance this season.
As the transfer window nears its close, United will hope to get some deals over the line to strengthen the squad and challenge for the Premier League title. Time will tell if they can secure the services of Weghorst and make a push for glory.