Man United have reached a full, verbal agreement to sign Wout Weghorst.
It seems that Erik ten Hag isn’t taking no for an answer in pursuit of signing a striker this month. Granted, buying in the mid-season window is notoriously tough, with some sort of short-term deal always looking the most likely option.
Wout Weghorst’s name is the one that has been most-linked over the last week, with the transfer carrying genuine traction amongst the media.
The Dutch striker, currently playing his football for Besiktas on loan, is still technically owned by Championship side Burnley. These three-way negotiations would have made this one a difficult transfer to get done.
Well, I’m pleased to report the latest information from Fabrizio Romano is positive. He claims that a full agreement has been reached, with United set to sign Weghorst on loan from Burnley in a deal that’ll cost a little under £3million.
Romano claims the deal is not completely done, with one more step needed. Besiktas will only sign off on the transfer if they find the right replacement – which again, is easier said than done.
Check out Fabrizio Romano’s tweet on the Wout Weghorst news here:
The word on the street suggests that Besiktas themselves are somewhat cash-strapped right now, so I genuinely believe they’ll find it hard to turn down the money – no matter how big or small the amount is.
This leads us to believe that Weghorst will be coming in, though perhaps it’ll take a week or so for Besiktas to go out there and identify the right replacement. Honestly, don’t be surprised if this one drags on until the end of the month.
Either way, Ten Hag looks like he’s getting his man. And I say this confidently, I really believe Weghorst in on loan will be an astute bit of business. The Dutchman knows where the back of the net is and he fits this playing style nicely. I can’t wait to see him in action.
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