Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Manchester United have reached an oral agreement to sign striker Wout Weghorst.
Weghorst is the most likely option for Man United
The Dutch international has had a stellar season so far, scoring nine goals in 18 appearances for the Turkish side.
He also performed impressively at the 2022 World Cup and caught the eye of Ten Hag in an effort to find a cheap striker to temporarily replace Cristiano Ronaldo.
Besiktas have agreed to buy Weghorst permanently for 10 million euros at the end of this season as part of the Dutch international’s loan deal from Burnley. Therefore, the move to MU needs the approval of the Turkish team to break the original agreement.
Currently, Besiktas is in talks with Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr about the case of striker Vincent Aboubakar in an effort to find a replacement for Weghorst.
Aboubakar is now in danger of being liquidated by Al Nassr to make room for Ronaldo. Therefore, this deal has a very high probability of success and is also the last step for Weghorst to wear the MU shirt.
Weghorst has reached a personal agreement with MU
On his personal Twitter, Romano said MU will pay about 3 million euros (£2.5 million) for Besiktas, then Weghorst joined the Red Devils on loan from Burnley.
The Dutch striker has also reached a personal agreement with the Old Trafford team. This deal only has one final step to complete as Besiktas will only accept the deal if they find a suitable replacement.
Weghorst spent the first half of the 2022/23 season at Besiktas on loan, after Burnley was relegated to the Premier League 2021/22.
If officially joining MU, Weghorst will be the second rookie in the winter transfer window of 2023 of the Red Devils. Previously, they successfully borrowed goalkeeper Jack Butland from Crystal Palace also on loan until the end of the season.