Manchester United have agreed a “deal in principle” with Burnley to sign Netherlands striker Wout Weghorst on loan for the remainder of the 2022-23 campaign, reports Sky Sports.
The 30-year-old is currently in the midst of a season-long loan with Turkish giants Besiktas.
While United have agreed a deal with the Clarets, Besiktas are reportedly waiting to sign Cameroon international Vincent Aboubakar before agreeing to terminate the Dutchman’s loan deal.
However, Fabrizio Romano has reported that there is a ‘full verbal agreement’ with Burnley and Besiktas, with a loan fee set to cost United £2.5 million.
With Erik ten Hag having limited funds to spend in the January transfer window, the former Ajax manager has been forced to explore the loan market to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo, who mutually agreed to have his contract terminated in November following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
Weghorst has nine goals in 18 games for Besiktas this season and he scored two goals for Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
However, having moved to Turf Moor last January from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, the towering physical marksman couldn’t prevent Burnely from being relegated as he netted two goals from 20 Premier League appearances.
With Weghorst, who was absent from Besiktas’ latest training session, seemingly itching closer to sealing a temporary move to Old Trafford, United in Focus takes a look at the players who have played for Manchester United and Burnley.
Players who have played for Manchester United and Burnley
Weghorst could become the 15th player to have represented Manchester United and Burnley during the Premier League era.
If he does secure a move to M16, he would follow in the footsteps of:
- Tom Heaton
- Michael Keane
- Chris Eagles
- Phil Bardsley
- David May
- Lee Roche
- Luke Chadwick
- Robbie Brady
- Andreas Lindegaard
- David Jones
- Lee Grant
- Richard Eckersley
- Andy Cole
- Eric Djemba Djemba