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Wout Weghorst asks for Man Utd move while Besiktas await ‘compensation’

Burnley striker Wout Weghorst has asked Besiktas to cancel his loan contract in order to secure a dream move to Manchester United, The Telegraph report.

The Red Devils are currently looking for a low-cost loan signing to bolster their strike force and Weghorst has been identified as the top target.

However, a deal is complicated at the moment, considering the Dutchman is on a season-long loan at Besiktas, who have an option to buy him.

According to The Telegraph, Burnley and Besiktas are now in talks over terminating his loan deal after the striker pleaded to the Turkish club to release him.

Judging by the comments from Besiktas football director Ceyhun Kazanci, Burnley may have to pay half of the loan fee that they receive from the Red Devils.

Weghorst desperate to play for Man Utd under Erik ten Hag

The Dutch striker has been in good form for club and country this term. With Besiktas, he has bagged nine goals and provided four assists from just 18 outings.

He was also superb for his national team at the World Cup despite minimal game time. Weghorst netted two goals in the thrilling quarter-final against Argentina.

The Netherlands made a terrific comeback from two goals down and Weghorst made the headlines with a dramatic last-second equaliser in second-half stoppage time.

The Dutch went on to lose the game on penalties but Weghorst has definitely enhanced his reputation. It has already been reported that Erik ten Hag is a big fan of him.

With his physique, hold-up play and aerial presence, it is clear that Ten Hag wants to use him as a focal point in attack, similar to what he did with Sebastien Haller at Ajax.

Haller was extraordinary with 43 goal contributions last term. If Ten Hag can even get five or 10 goal involvements from Weghorst, it would greatly boost the club’s top-four bid.

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