Manchester United Secures Loan Deal for Dutch Forward Wout Weghorst

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Manchester United have secured the services of Dutch international Wout Weghorst on a loan deal from Burnley until the end of the season.

The 30-year-old forward has been in impressive form for Besiktas this campaign, netting eight goals and registering four assists in 18 appearances.

Weghorst has been a recent target of the Red Devils and they have now been able to get their man, with the player reportedly keen on a move to Old Trafford. The Netherlands international had earlier been linked with a move away from Besiktas, with manager Ceyhun Kazanci playing down rumours of an imminent exit.

However, after Manchester United reached a full and verbal agreement with Burnley, Weghorst soon found himself on the move. The Red Devils have reportedly paid Besiktas €3m (£2.65m) to compensate them for the cut short loan deal.

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Erik ten Hag is believed to be a big admirer of Weghorst and he will be hoping the former Wolfsburg star can add physicality and aggression to United’s forward line. The Dutchman had failed to make an impact at Burnley, scoring just two goals and providing three assists in 20 appearances.

The striker may not be able to make his debut for United in Saturday’s Manchester derby, but he could feature in the club’s next Premier League match against Crystal Palace next week.

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