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Manchester United have held talks with Burnley's Wout Weghorst over a potential loan move

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Manchester United have held talks with Burnley's Wout Weghorst over a potential loan move

Manchester United in shock talks to sign Burnley flop Wout Weghorst on loan, with Erik ten Hag still searching for Cristiano Ronaldo’s replacement after being gasumped by Liverpool for £44m Cody Gakpo

  • Manchester United are looking up a step for the Burnley striker Wout Weghorst
  • The club have held talks with the Holland international who is on loan at Besiktas
  • United is exploring several loan possibilities due to limited finances
  • Weghorst has scored ten goals in 20 games for club and country this season

Manchester United have held talks about signing Wout Weghorst on loan from Burnley.

The Holland international, who scored twice against Argentina at the World Cup last month, including one from a clever free-kick, is currently on loan for the season at Besiktas in Turkey but could be cut short after the exit as an option for United boss Erik Ten Hag.

United have explored several loan possibilities this month with limited finances in January. However, they find it difficult to find the right target with the most favored option available only in permanent transfers.

Manchester United are considering a shock loan move for Holland striker Wout Weghorst

Manchester United are considering a shock loan move for Holland striker Wout Weghorst

The club have reportedly held talks with the Burnley striker who is on loan at Besiktas

The club have reportedly held talks with the Burnley striker who is on loan at Besiktas

Weghorst has scored ten goals in 20 appearances for club and country this season, including one against Kasimpasa on Saturday, and waved to supporters as if to say goodbye following his goal.

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The 6ft 6ins striker signed for Burnley from Wolfsburg for £12m in January and impressed soon after in a 1-1 draw against United, setting up the equalizer for Jay Rodriguez. However, he struggled to make a bigger impact as the season wore on, scoring just twice, and Burnley were subsequently relegated.

Erik ten Hag looks set to make use of the loan market with United's funds limited

Erik ten Hag looks set to make use of the loan market with United’s funds limited

United looked at Cody Gakpo as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo but did not sign him

United looked at Cody Gakpo as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo but did not sign him

Weghorst may not fit the fans’ idea of ​​a new striker, however, he would certainly give United a different attacking dimension to what they already have.

He was unhappy with his Premier League levels last season and is keen to give it another go – especially if talks continue to progress with United.

Before his move to Turf Moor, he had an impressive goalscoring ratio of almost one every two games. He played 144 games for Wolfsburg and scored 77 goals.

They could now look to Burnley's Weghorst as an immediate replacement for the centre-forward

They could now look to Burnley’s Weghorst as an immediate replacement for the centre-forward

United will have to be resourceful in this window as their owners look to sell the club.

The Glazers’ commitment to funding meant they were unable to bid for Cody Gakpo who moved to Liverpool from PSV Eindhoven instead. They want another forward option after cutting Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract last month.