Weghorst to follow van Persie’s footsteps?

Weghorst to follow van Persie’s footsteps?

Netherlands national teamcenter-forward Wout Weghorst will go on loan to Manchester United until the end of the season! The football player's contract now belongs to Burnley, and for the last six months he has played as part of Besiktas.

Weghorst is a classic example of an effective spearhead post. During his entire career in Emmen, Heracles, AZ, Wolfsburg, Burnley, Besiktas and the Netherlands national team, he scored about 200 goals! Yes, this is not the highest achievement against the backdrop of Ronaldo and Messi’s performance, but for not the most popular striker in the world, the career is still going well.

If the transfer from recent Champions League participant Wolfsburg to the relegated Burnley was a failure, then at the 2022 World Cup, Weghorst forced to speak about himself out loud. It was he who twice put his foot in the comeback of the Netherlands national team in the quarter-final game with Argentina. Yes, Oranje dropped out on penalties back then, but Wout gave them hope after 0-2 in the 75th minute. It was then that his status rose markedly, so Manchester United's interest in the 30-year-old striker is more than logical.

For starters, the Red Devils are forced to agree with Besiktas to terminate Weghorst's loan. The price is three million euros, which the Mancunians will pay calmly and without bidding. The striker himself is looking forward to his move to Old Trafford, because this will be the peak of his career and a good incentive to continue to progress.

With the attack, Manchester United are doing very well, but after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, the position of the center forward turned out to be vacant. So far, Rashford, Martial and even the young Garnacho have performed this function with varying degrees of success, but in today's Premier League, it is the width of the bench that is very important. Ahead of the Red Devils is the decisive segment of the season, which includes not only the ups and downs of the league season, but also the Europa League, which ten Hag's men will try to win.

Dutchman van Persie has been the leader of the Red Devils' attacks for the past decade, but Wout Weghorst is hardly a fit for the role. For the next six months, the 30-year-old will serve as a joker and first substitute in the event of injuries to more significant players for Manchester United. Such cases for the striker are still better than staying on the periphery of the football world in Besiktas - he will try to prove that you can still return to the elite at 30 years old.