Manchester United are exploring the opportunity of signing Burnley ahead Wout Weghorst on mortgage.
United have been available in the market for a striker to supply attacking cowl for Marcus Rashford, and are understood to have made preliminary contact with Burnley to seek out out if a deal is feasible.
Netherlands worldwide Weghorst moved to Burnley on a three-and-a-half 12 months deal from Wolfsburg on Switch Deadline Day in January 2022, however left to hitch Istanbul-based outfit Besiktas on a season-long mortgage final summer season having discovered the again of the online simply twice for the Clarets.
Weghorst stays on mortgage at Besiktas in the meanwhile, and any deal could also be difficult as it might require each golf equipment to agree to chop quick Weghorst’s mortgage.
The towering 6ft 6in striker scored some of the dramatic targets of the World Cup, netting an equaliser deep into stoppage time of the Netherlands’ quarter-final towards Argentina, earlier than the Dutch have been ultimately crushed on penalties.
A mortgage transfer is regarded as United’s focus within the present window – with the intention of re-visiting the place in the summertime when there will probably be extra choices accessible.
They have been available in the market for a participant of Weghorst’s profile final summer season – they have been inquisitive about Sasa Kalajdzic and Benjamin Sesko.
Ten Hag: Martial can’t handle load – we’d like one other striker
Talking on Friday, Ten Hag mentioned he wants to usher in attacking cowl for Marcus Rashford with Anthony Martial struggling to handle the load.
Martial had a disrupted pre-season, and has been unable to finish 90 minutes this time period because of an injury-interrupted marketing campaign.
“There’s a cause [Martial has been substituted in his last seven games]. It’s as a result of he can’t handle the load,” Ten Hag mentioned. “For this reason we’re on the lookout for one other striker.
“It isn’t about us not counting on him. His bodily load shouldn’t be, at this second, so excessive that he can play each third day a sport of 90 minutes. So I’ve to handle that along with him.
“We’re on a skinny line for the time being as a result of the qualities of Anthony Martial are so vital proper now to our sport. His actions, his ball safety, the urgent, let’s not overlook that. We want that profile to be a risk.
“Additionally, Marcus Rashford advantages from that. So I’m not involved that solely Marcus is scoring targets, as a result of I’m satisfied the opposite gamers [can score too].
“Not solely Anthony Martial, however Antony scored [in the 3-1 FA Cup win against Everton]. Bruno Fernandes can be very able to scoring, Christian Eriksen will create and can be able to scoring targets. So we have now extra gamers who can rating targets.”
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