Besiktas sporting director Ceyhun Kazanci has issued an update on striker Wout Weghorst.
Reports this weekend suggested Manchester United are trying to sign the Dutch striker on loan until the end of the season, however, there’s a problem because he is currently on loan at Besiktas from Burnley.
Kazanci said, as quoted by Fanatik: “I don’t understand why Weghorst said goodbye to the fans, why he made such a move. He is our football player right now. Our contract expires at the end of the season. If Manchester United or any other team wants Weghorst, they will meet with Burnley anyway.
“Burnley will then contact us and discuss the terms of separation. If we accept, the contract will be terminated. Otherwise, it will go on until the end of the season. He can’t just go. There will have to be a reward for us to approve the separation. I’ll give an example. Burnley told us, ‘We made a deal with this team for Weghorst. We give you half of the transfer fee’. This may be a different condition. Then we’ll sit down and talk.”
These comments come after Weghorst appeared to say ‘bye’ to Besiktas fans over the weekend.
Stretty News verdict
Perhaps from the outside, it seems like a desperate transfer.
Though I am convinced that Weghorst is exactly the right profile of centre-forward Ten Hag needs for the remainder of the season.
We also owe our trust to Ten Hag in the transfer market because he bought very well in the summer.
Weghorst has eight goals in 16 games for Besiktas.