According to Turkish news outlet Hurriyet (via Spor Arena), Burnley striker Wout Weghorst could be headed to Istanbul to play for Besiktas. Weghorst has reportedly expressed his interest in returning to the Turkish club, where he previously played on loan before joining Manchester United.
Manchester United striker Wout Weghorst on Basiktas return
The Dutch international has struggled to find his form at Old Trafford, scoring only two goals in 25 appearances this season. While it is unclear whether or not Weghorst will ultimately make the move to Besiktas, he has reportedly given his approval for a potential return to the club. In a statement to the Turkish outlet, he said,
"“I can return if we agree on the terms.”"
Besiktas is said to be looking to bolster its attacking options, and Weghorst could provide the club with a much-needed boost. The club is currently in third place in the Turkish Super Lig, and will be looking to make a push for the title in the remaining six matches.
Weghorst has previously played for AZ Alkmaar, Heracles Almelo, and Wolfsburg, and has represented the Netherlands on 21 occasions. He is known for his physicality and aerial prowess, and could provide Besiktas with a different dimension in attack.
As for Manchester United, it is certain that Erik ten Hag will not be keen on keeping the Dutch star beyond the terms of the loan deal. It is much more likely that the 30-year-old will return to Burnley and quite possibly join Besiktas for a second spell.
Would you consider Wout Weghorst a good loan signing by Erik ten Hag or was the decision a mistake?