The Lowdown: New forward wanted
Erik ten Hag has admitted that the Red Devils are in the market for a new striker following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure in November. A number of attacking players have been linked with making the move to Old Trafford, including Weghorst.
Described as ‘crazy’ by former Wolfsburg team-mate Admir Mehmedi, the Netherlands international is still on the books at Burnley but is currently on loan with Turkish outfit Besiktas, where has scored nine times and registered four assists in 18 games.
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He said that the Red Devils are ‘very close’ to registering the forward’s arrival, while Fabrizio Romano has stated that the player has given the green light to a transfer.
The Verdict: Smart move?
Weghorst could be a shrewd signing in the short-term for United and would give Ten Hag another much-needed centre-forward option alongside Anthony Martial.
The 30-year-old stands at 6 foot 5 and recently produced heroics on the biggest stage at the World Cup, scoring twice against eventual winners Argentina.
United have a busy second half of the season as they are still involved in four competitions, so bringing in an experienced player like Weghorst could make sense.