Weghorst jets in for medical after Man Utd find way to break his no-break clause

Wout Weghorst looks poised to force through a dream move to Manchester United.

The Holland striker will jet into Manchester this week to undergo a medical ahead of joining United on-loan until the end of the season.

Weghorst is currently on-loan at Besiktas from Burnley and has no break clause in his deal with the Turkish club.

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But United are willing to compensate them in order to sign Weghorst, who has made it clear to both Besiktas and the Clarets that he wants the chance to go to United.

United boss Erik ten Hag has turned to Weghorst after being priced out of a move for Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix.

United have been offered the chance to sign the Portuguese forward, but Atletico are demanding a loan fee of £8m and want the English giants to fund Felix's wages of £275,000-a-week.

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United CEO Richard Arnold is not prepared to meet Atletico's financial demands, but is keeping close tabs on the situation to see if the Spanish outfit lower their asking price before the transfer window closes.

In the meantime, Ten Hag is keen to add more firepower to his squad following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo and believes Weghorst will offer him something different up front.

Former United coach Rene Meulensteen believes Weghorst will be a success at Old Trafford. He said: "He is different, that is why Ten Hag is bringing him in.

"He offers something else that the other Manchester United forwards don't have – but I don't think he will be a starter every game.

"If United need to go a bit more direct and play off the knockdown, he is the type of guy that can offer that in the box. He is good at link-up play too, you can give him the ball then play through him.

"He is a good character who is determined, a hard worker and a fighter – those are his biggest traits. He is a nice lad too and there is no nonsense with him – Weghorst will put a shift in for the team. He possesses all the qualities Ten Hag wants in a player and so will fit in at United."


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