After talks with the club that were described as positive, Wout Weghorst wants to stay at Manchester United last summer, according to The Telegraph.
United moved to the 30-year-old in January to bolster their attacking ranks after Cristiano Ronaldo’s unceremonious exit, signing him on loan from Burnley for the remainder of the season. The 20-time English champions don’t have the option to make the deal permanent on their own, meaning if they want one they’ll have to negotiate with the league winners for a potential transfer fee.
Despite only scoring two goals and providing three assists in 27 appearances for United, Weghorst has been instrumental in Erik ten Hag’s system, sometimes even dropping deeper to play as a No. 10 behind another striker. His 6-foot-6 physique is obviously important in set-piece situations at both ends of the pitch, and he doesn’t seem to mind being a man for special assignments with no permanent spot in the starting line-up as the club continues to operate. when signing a new star striker.
In this regard, United have been associated with a host of names, most notably Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Napoli’s Victor Osimhen.