BREAKING NEWS: Manchester United 'decide NOT to sign Wout Weghorst'
BREAKING NEWS: Manchester United ‘decide NOT to sign Wout Weghorst on a permanent deal’, as Erik ten Hag targets four other strikers over the Burnley loanee
- Wout Weghorst will not be staying at Man United beyond the end of the season
- The forward joined the Red Devils on loan from Burnley for £2.5m in January
- He has managed just two goals in 26 appearances in all competitions
Manchester United have decided not to sign Wout Weghorst on a permanent deal with Erik ten Hag drawing up a four-man shortlist for a new striker this summer.
The Burnley forward joined the Red Devils on loan in January but has managed just two goals in 26 appearances.
He arrived after having a positive spell during the first half of the campaign with Besiktas where he scored nine goals in 18 games.
The big target man also impressed at the World Cup in Qatar but has failed to make a big impact at Old Trafford, despite playing regularly and endearing himself to supporters with his work rate.
Weghorst started the first 19 games he’d been available for in all competitions, but has since slipped down the pecking order with substitute appearances.
Manchester United have decided not to sign Wout Weghorst on a permanent deal
The 30-year-old is yet to find the net in 13 Premier League matches, which has led to criticism that he is not good enough for a club of such size.
Weghorst still has two years remaining on his Burnley contract having joined the Clarets for £12.5m from Wolfsburg in January 2022.
A new striker is the priority in the summer for United with Tottenham’s Harry Kane their top target.
Napoli hitman Victor Osimhen is also a player admired by Ten Hag while Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani and Atalanta goalscorer Rasmus Hojlund have been looked at.
Erik ten Hag is has drawn up a striker shortlist with Weghorst on his way back to Burnley
Harry Kane (centre) is United’s top target but it will be difficult to prize him away from Spurs
United already have a wealth of forward options but only Marcus Rashford has delivered consistently this season.
Their lack of a focal point through the middle has been glaringly obvious at times.
They have found the net just 49 times in the top flight so far this season. No other side in the top seven has scored less than 60.
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