Wout Weghorst missed today’s training session with Besiktas before he was offered a move to Manchester United.
The Dutchman is currently on loan from the Turkish club from Burnley, but has recently become an object of interest from the Red Devils.
United have identified Vegort as the perfect solution to temporarily delay their worn-out forward line, which features only Anthony Martial as the club’s only recognised senior central striker.
Anthony Elange had to lead yesterday against Charlton Athletic due to a lack of suitable options.
The Weghorst lease deal has been completed, and Fabrizio Romano said yesterday that a full agreement has been reached between all parties.
Today he tweeted: “Woot Weghorst did not train with the team today,— reports @gokmenozcan.
“There is no risk of injury. #MUFC Manchester United have a full agreement with Besiktas, Burnley and Weghorst, but the Turkish club will only allow/sign the deal if they find the replacement they want.”
The news of Turkish journalist Gokmen Ozcan that Vegort was absent from training will not detract from the feeling of the inevitability of the deal, especially given that the player is not in danger of injury.
However, the stumbling block associated with the desire of Besiktas to find a replacement before allowing the reduction of his loan from Burnlet remains.
Vincent Aboubakar is expected to be that replacement, and the Cameroonian striker is expected to leave his club in the near future.
The reason for his availability is none other than Cristiano Ronaldo, who signed for Al-Nasr after leaving Manchester United in November.
This may be one of the strangest transfer carousels in recent times, but United fans are certainly hoping that it will benefit their team.