Manchester United have reached a verbal agreement with Besiktas to sign Wout Weghorst for a loan of 3 million euros
Erik ten Hag finally seems close to getting his man as the Red Devils look to finish the season strong.
Besiktas sets conditions for the agreement with Weghorst
In principle, United have an agreement to pay Besiktas around 3 million euros to end the striker’s loan early and remove him from his parent club Burnley for the rest of the season.
Besiktas will give final approval only if it finds a suitable replacement for the Dutch international, who has scored eight goals in 16 Turkish league games and was due to complete the campaign there.
Weghorst appeared to say goodbye to the Besiktas supporters last Saturday against Kasimpasa, but the club will not let him go unless his requirements are met. His main target is Vincent Aboubakar, the Cameroonian striker who is at Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia.
Weghorst Ideal for Ten Hag
Erik ten Hag sees Weghorst as an ideal solution for a provisional centre-forward with United working on a tight budget this month.
The 30-year-old has scored twice in his 20 Premier League appearances for Burnley and at 6-foot-6 he would bring a different dimension to United’s attack.