Man United still hopeful of signing Weghorst despite Besiktas refusing to rip up his loan deal


Manchester United are not giving up on signing Wout Weghorst and are still hopeful of sealing the deal despite Besiktas refusing to rip up his loan from Burnley… with Holland striker keen on Old Trafford move

  • Man United in talks with Burnley over signing Weghorst until the end of season
  • Besiktas will only agree to end striker’s loan spell in Turkey for the right price 
  • They have dismissed suggestions it can be cut short for £2m as ‘fictitious’ 

Manchester United are still hopeful of signing Wout Weghorst despite Besiktas refusing to rip up his loan deal from Burnley.

United are in talks with Burnley over signing Weghorst until the end of the season, and the Holland striker has made it clear that he wants to move to Old Trafford. 

But Besiktas will only agree to end the 30-year-old’s loan spell in Turkey for the right price, and dismissed suggestions it can be cut short for £2million as ‘fictitious’.

Weghorst has scored nine goals in 18 games for the Istanbul club who have an option to buy him for £8.5m in the summer.

Meanwhile, United host Charlton Athletic in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals at Old Trafford on Tuesday night with Diogo Dalot insisting that winning trophies must become ‘an obsession’ for the club.

United’s last silverware came in 2017 when they lifted what was then the EFL Cup and Europa League under Jose Mourinho.

The Manchester United boss wants to strengthen his attacking line during the current window

The Manchester United boss wants to strengthen his attacking line during the current window

The 30-year-old is keen for a second crack at the Premier League after scoring only twice in 20 games following his move to Turf Moor in January 2022

The 30-year-old is keen for a second crack at the Premier League after scoring only twice in 20 games following his move to Turf Moor in January 2022

But Dalot insists that United need something to show for their progress under Erik ten Hag and, in that sense, the Carabao Cup can be just as important as the Champions League.

‘I think it has to be an obsession for us to win trophies, to win things,’ said the Portugal defender, who confirmed that he is in talks over a new long-term contract.

‘This club is about winning trophies. It is about competing and fighting in every trophy that we are in.

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‘This Carabao Cup is not smaller than a Champions League, than a Europa League. Obviously it’s different dimensions but, for us, it’s a trophy and we want to win it.’

United need to replace Cristiano Ronaldo (middle) and add depth to their attacking line

United need to replace Cristiano Ronaldo (middle) and add depth to their attacking line 

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