Manchester United Eye Wout Weghorst as January Striker Option

Wout Weghorst looks to be the stopgap option at Striker available this window

Wout Weghorst has been linked with a potential loan move to Manchester United this January transfer window. The Dutch striker has been in fine form for his current club, Beşiktaş, and also impressed during his time at Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.

Weghorst began his professional career at Dutch side Heracles Almelo before moving to AZ Alkmaar in 2015. He quickly established himself as a key player for the club, scoring 45 goals in just over 100 appearances. In 2018, he made the move to the Bundesliga, signing for Wolfsburg. During that time, he continued his goalscoring form, netting an impressive 59 goals in just over 115 appearances for the club.

In addition to his club career, Weghorst has also represented the Netherlands at international level, making his debut for the national team in 2020. He has since become a regular member of the squad and has scored three goals in just six appearances, including two at the 2022 World Cup.

Wout Weghorst eyeing up the GOAT at the 2022 World Cup

So what makes Weghorst such an attractive proposition for Manchester United? The Red Devils have struggled for goals in recent seasons, and the club is in desperate need of a striker who can provide a consistent goalscoring threat. Weghorst has proven that he has the ability to score goals at the highest level, and his physical presence and aerial ability make him a formidable opponent for any defence.

At 6’6″, Weghorst is a formidable presence in the air, and his ability to score headers makes him a valuable asset for any team. He is also strong and powerful, making him a handful for defenders to deal with. In addition to his physical attributes, Weghorst is also a hard-working player who is willing to put in the effort to chase down lost causes and create opportunities for his teammates.

There is no doubt that Weghorst would be a valuable addition to United’s attacking options. The Red Devils have struggled to find a reliable goalscorer in recent seasons, and the Dutchman’s record in both the Eredivisie and the Bundesliga suggests that he has the ability to score goals at the highest level.

However, it remains to be seen whether Manchester United will be able to secure a loan deal for Weghorst this transfer window. The club is reportedly interested in the player, but it remains to be seen whether they will be able to agree on a deal. Regardless, it is clear that Weghorst is a talented striker who would be a valuable addition to any team, and it will be interesting to see where his future lies.

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My name is Alex and I am a co-host of the American Red Devils podcast, and discovered the greatest football club in the world freshman year in highschool, after playing FIFA '99 on Nintendo 64. Originally it was the red hair of Paul Scholes that caught my attention, given the four Gingers in my family, but I never knew a redhead could ball like Scholesy. However, what really sucked me in was the arrival of Wayne Rooney at the club, to this day my all-time favorite player. I was lucky enough to witness my first game at Old Trafford in '07 while studying abroad, witnessing the 4-0 thrashing of Wigan. I rented a car and drove down for the day from Edinburgh to Manchester and back (NYC to Boston twice), driving on the wrong side of the car and the road! Lucky enough to be in Sunderland to see Zlatan's last United goal and in London to see Matic's stoppage time screamer at Selhurst. Honored and privileged to be a Manchester United fan.

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