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‘It must be a stunt’ Dutch legend responds to Manchester United’s Wout Weghorst deal

The Dutchman is closing in on a move to Old Trafford this January

Netherlands legend Wesley Sneijder has slammed Manchester United’s proposed move for compatriot Wout Weghorst this January, claiming that ‘it must be a stunt’.

The Red Devils are on the hunt for a striker, but are limited to loan deals and have identified Burnley striker Weghorst, currently on loan at Besiktas, as the answer to their issues.

As it stands, no deal has been reached to terminate his loan from Turkey and move to the Theatre of Dreams, with Besiktas releasing a statement on Monday explaining that:

“The claim that there is an exit clause in our player’s contract, stating that his contract can be terminated with a compensation of 2.5 million euros (£2.2million) in case of an offer from the Premier League, is fictitious.

“The news that the player in question will leave the team on Tuesday is completely untrue. The initiative regarding Wout Weghorst belongs entirely to Besiktas.”

And Sneijder, who racked up 134 appearances for Le Oranje and was linked with a move to Old Trafford on several occasions, can’t see why Erik ten Hag would even want to sign the towering forward, who managed just 2 goals in 20 appearances for the Clarets in his only Premier League stint to date.

‘In terms of striker, is he really someone United are waiting for? I don’t think so. They still have 300 of those in the Premier League. It must be a stunt. This really can’t be true.’

According to the latest reports, both Weghorst and the Manchester United transfer team are both pushing to strike a deal, though Besiktas remain keen on significant compensation for the attacker.


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