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‘I can return’: Wout Weghorst opens the door for permanent transfer to Besiktas

Burnley striker Wout Weghorst has opened the door for a permanent switch to Besiktas following his short-term loan deal at Manchester United.

The Dutch international spent the first half of the season on loan with the Turkish outfit but decided to terminate his deal in January to join the Red Devils.

His time at Old Trafford has been unconvincing with just two goals and three assists and it is now claimed that he could return to Besiktas for a second spell.

According to Spor Arena, the Istanbul outfit are open to signing him on a permanent basis but the final decision will depend on manager Senol Gunes.

Weghorst has already given the green light for a comeback. He reportedly told Besiktas: “I can return if we agree on the terms.”

Weghorst likely to leave Man Utd after loan stint

The Netherlands star joined United after a productive loan stint at Besiktas. He scored nine goals and provided four assists from 18 appearances for them.

However, he has struggled to find such consistency. Despite starting up front regularly, he has just five goal contributions from 23 games in all competitions.

Weghorst has impressed with his impressive work rate and high pressing in the final third, but a striker’s primary job remains to find the back of the net.

He has largely failed in that aspect. We don’t see the possibility of United spending around £10-15 million to persuade Burnley to sell him during the summer.

Instead, the money could be used to boost their pursuit of a marquee striker such as Harry Kane, Victor Osimhen or Goncalo Ramos who would guarantee goals.

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