Wout Weghorst and Erik ten Hag had a private meeting to persuade him to join Manchester United.

In an effort to persuade Wout Weghorst to join Manchester United, manager Erik ten Hag spoke with the star player for Burnley in the Netherlands


The 30-year-old Burnley player is currently on a one-season loan at Besiktas, but the Red Devils are close to making a move for him.

Weghorst struggled in Lancashire, but in Turkey he has found his best form again, scoring nine goals in 19 games

However, Weghorst’s family has had trouble settling in Istanbul, and he is reportedly dissatisfied with the intensity of club training sessions

Following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure in November, United combed the market for striking possibilities. Ten Hag, who comes from the same region of Holland as the striker, soon saw Weghorst

Turkish media site Fanatik claims that Ten Hag personally called Weghorst to alert him of the club’s interest

Ten Hag personally expressed his desire for the striker to join Old Trafford by setting up a meeting with him during the phone call

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

To talk about a transfer to the Theatre of Dreams, the two met in Haaksbergen, a town near the German border

Weghorst reportedly thought the discussion went so well that he authorized his wife to travel to Manchester and look for homes for the family to live in

Burnley will have to pay Besiktas compensation for ending the season-long loan agreement, although United will probably cover this

At this point, it’s unknown whether United will approve a six-month loan agreement for Weghorst or sign him on a long-term contract

Weghorst paid £12 million to join Burnley in January 2022


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