January 12, (THEWILL) – Besiktas have permitted Wout Weghorst, to fly to England to finalise a move to Manchester United.
The Red Devils identified Weghorst as a short-term solution to their striker woes and made contact with parent club, Burnley about taking over his loan deal from Besiktas. The deal is now progressing smoothly, with Weghorst set to undergo a medical at Old Trafford.
United were initially not happy that they would have to wait for Besiktas to sort out a replacement for Weghorst but have now agreed to let Weghorst leave before a replacement has been signed. The Turkish giants have been linked to Al Nassr’s Vincent Aboubakar, in recent days.
On their part, Man U is ironing out the final details of the deal and would like to confirm Weghorst’s arrival by the weekend. Weghorst will be making a January move to an English club for a second successive year after first signing for Burnley from Wolfsburg at the start of 2022.
He scored twice in 20 games as the Clarets suffered relegation from the English Premier League but notably put in a good performance against United in a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor at the beginning of his time in England.