Former Manchester United loanee and current Burnley player Wout Weghorst is attracting interest from the Bundesliga, with a report from Germany reporting that Bayer Leverkusen are interested in the 30-year-old, who seemingly isn’t part of Vincent Kompany’s plans.
That’s according to German outlet Kicker, who claim that Leverkusen are interested in the Dutch international, with the striker reportedly ‘flirting’ with the opportunity of returning to the Bundesliga following his time at VFL Wolfsburg.
The Dutch forward has struggled since his move to England, with Sean Dyche’s Burnley signing the forward for £12 million, but he scored just twice.
He eventually made the loan move to United in January of this year, following a successful loan spell at Turkish side Besiktas.
Weghorst’s mixed United loan spell
United needed a striker, a focal point, so they turned to Weghorst. The Dutch forward, who scored nine times during his loan spell in Turkey, was brought in for a minimal loan fee and was tasked with deputising as a striker at Old Trafford.
However, it became clear fairly quickly that the Dutch forward simply wasn’t good enough for United.
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Despite the amount of passion and love he had for United and the Old Trafford faithful, Weghorst never really settled and only scored twice, against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup and Real Betis in the Europa League. He seemed to struggle in front of goal.
Leverkusen ‘keen’ on the Dutch forward
Weghorst has had a much more successful spell in Germany than he had in England. During his time at Wolfsburg, the Dutch forward scored 59 goals in 118 appearances, averaging a goal every other game.
It seems that a return to the Bundesliga is on the cards for the six-foot-six forward.