Wout Weghorst reportedly ready to pay his contract termination fee Besiktas Forced a move to Manchester United. The Burnley loanee is Erik 10 Hag’s top target as he plans to stay for the rest of the season.
According to journalist Gökhan Dinç, Weghorst are keen to stay at Old Trafford on loan for the rest of the season.former Wolfsburg The striker joined Burnley a year ago but was loaned out to Besiktas in the summer following the English side’s relegation to the Championship.
United have been in talks to sign the striker this month, but there is no agreement between Burnley and Besiktas to terminate the contract.
Besiktas sporting director Jejon Kazanzi insists the club will only let their striker go this month if a replacement is secured and Burnley compensate for the early termination of the loan.
They are reportedly considering bringing in Vincent Aboubakar following reports that Al Nassr is terminating his contract to make room Cristiano Ronaldo.
Speaking about the striker waving goodbye to fans after the win over Kasımpaşa, Kazanci said:
“I don’t understand why Weghorst said goodbye to the fans and made such a move. He is our footballer now and our contract expires at the end of the season. If Manchester United or any other team Wanting Weghorst, they will meet with Burnley anyway. Burnley will then contact us to discuss the terms of the separation.”
“If we accept it, the contract will be released, otherwise, it will last until the end of the season, he can’t just go, we agree to part, there must be a reward, let me give an example. Burnley told us, ‘We Got a deal with this team for Weghorst. We’ll give you half the transfer fee’. It could be a different condition. Then we’ll sit down and talk.”
Manchester United in the market for a striker
Erik ten Hag has confirmed Manchester United are looking for a striker. The Dutchman is hoping to find a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese was released by the club in November.
Anthony Martial has not impressed the manager, preferring to use Marcus Rashford up front.