Wout Weghorst is able to force his January move to Manchester United by making a sensational offer to current loan club, Besiktas. Weghorst reportedly could leave the Turkish giants as early as tomorrow if he and Erik ten Hag get their way.
United have identified the Netherlands striker as their first-choice option for a short-term striker within the January transfer window. Ten Hag wants a fast solution to bolster his attacking ranks after Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit in November.
However the Red Devils’ interest has proven problematic, with Weghorst currently on loan at Besiktas from Burnley. The 30-year-old is ready to take his own measures to make sure his dream switch to Old Trafford doesn’t fall through.
Based on Turkish journalist Gokhan Dinc, if Besiktas don’t let Weghorst leave in the approaching days, he is ready to pay the compensation fee out of his own pocket.
He adds that the Super Lig outfit are expected to announce his departure tomorrow, though it’s unconfirmed whether he has paid his way out or an agreement has been reached with Burnley and United.
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Express Sport understands Besiktas had named two conditions to terminate Weghorst’s loan so he could complete a move to United this month. The primary was the compensation fee that they wish to cancel his contract early, with Besiktas sporting director Ceyhun Kazani locked in talks with the player’s agent, Simon Cziommer.
In addition they desired to wait until they secured a alternative before allowing him to depart to stop falling short in striker options. Other Turkish reports claim Besiktas are awaiting Vincent Aboubakar’s Al-Nasser exit in order that they can snap him up as Weghorst’s successor.
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Ten Hag will likely be optimistic about securing his man before the winter deadline, with United still competing on all fronts in his maiden season on the helm.
The Red Devils have grown increasingly favoured to complete in the highest 4 after a formidable run of Premier League results.
In addition they have a Europa League knockout play-off clash with Barcelona to look ahead to, on top of a possible two-legged Carabao Cup semi-final and the FA Cup fourth round.
Weghorst will offer something different to Anthony Martial and is probably going keen to prove his doubters flawed after a difficult England introduction at Burnley last term.
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