MANCHESTER UNITED are considering a shock move for Burnley striker Wout Weghorst. 

The Dutch hitman, 30, is currently on loan at Turkish side Besiktas. 

Manchester United are targeting Burnley's Wout Weghorst

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Manchester United are targeting Burnley’s Wout WeghorstCredit: Getty
Wout Weghorst appeared to bid farewell to Besiktas, where he plays on loan

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Wout Weghorst appeared to bid farewell to Besiktas, where he plays on loanCredit: Rex

But that deal could be cut short to take him to Old Trafford. 

Erik Ten Hag is in need of a striker following the termination of Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract. 

A loan move for Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix has been considered but United are refusing to meet the Spanish side’s asking price. 

Atletico want a £13.5million loan fee, with Felix’s £6m wages also needing to be covered.

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And Weghorst, who scored a stunning late equaliser against Argentina in the World Cup quarter-final, has emerged as an alternative. 

The centre-forward has already amassed nine goals and four assists in 18 appearances across all competitions with Besiktas.

One of those strikes came today against Kasimpasa – and was followed by a huge hint it could be his last.

Weghorst was seen kissing the Besiktas badge before appearing to wave goodbye to fans, suggested a move to Old Trafford is very much on the cards.

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The Netherlands international struggled for Burnley during the second half of last season.

The ex-Wolfsburg star couldn’t save the Clarets from relegation but still registered two goals and three assists in 20 Premier League appearances.

United boss Ten Hag needs a striker to boost his team’s top-four hopes.

The Red Devils are currently fourth with the same points as third-placed Newcastle.



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