Man United are ‘not expected’ to turn their Wout Weghorst loan deal into a permanent signing.
Back in January, it became clear quite quickly that Manchester United were looking to replace Cristiano Ronaldo on some form of a short-term deal.
Erik ten Hag needed a striker that he can trust to start games every week – particularly with Anthony Martial out injured.
Several names were linked, though eventually, the gaffer settled on Wout Weghorst, with the Dutch striker enjoying himself at Besiktas, before making the move to Manchester.
Weghorst has done many things very well. Most notably, he has an insane work ethic, is brilliant at holding up the play and is a lad that every other member of the dressing room seems to love playing with.
Despite all that, United are ‘not expected’ to sign the loanee on a permanent deal as things stand, Football Insider claim. Their report claims that United have no obligation or option to purchase Weghorst outright from his parent club Burnley, so it’d be a typical transfer negotiation if the Reds have a change of tune.
FI’s article also seems to highlight the fact that Weghorst has just one goal in ten games as the main reason behind United not wanting to bring in the forward permanently. He’s had a few decent chances and he probably should have scored more, but I genuinely wouldn’t be concerned about that.
All Weghorst needs is that one goal for confidence, then, I fully expect he’ll start finding the back of the net with regularity – just as he has done his whole career.
Right now, I understand the decision to not bring him in permanently, though a lot can happen between now and the end of the season.
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