Manchester United will not sign Netherlands forward Wout Weghorst on a permanent deal from Burnley

According to Mail Sport, Manchester United will not make the loan deal of Netherlands international Wout Weghorst permanent. The striker will return to Burnley this summer having featured 30 times this season for the Red Devils.

Wout Weghorst spent the first half of the season on loan at Besiktas from Burnley. After hearing about Erik ten Hag’s interest, the former AZ Alkmaar striker terminated his loan in January and made the move to Manchester United for the remainder of the season. 

The Dutchman has struggled in front of goal. He’s failed to score in 17 Premier League appearances, although the 30-year-old has netted once in the Europa League and once in the Carabao Cup. Despite the lack of goals, the 6ft 6in tall striker has helped Ten Hag’s team qualify for next season’s Champions League and lift the Carabao Cup. Manchester United are said to be searching for an elite striker to lead the front line next season.

Weghorst, who has 21 Netherlands national team caps, will return to Burnley this summer. The champions of the EFL Championship could keep hold of the striker if Vincent Kompany includes him in his Premier League plans.

GBeNeFN Hugo Hargreaves

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