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Wout Weghorst has said that he has had fruitful discussions about a permanent transfer to Old Trafford with Manchester United

Wout Weghorst expressed optimism about extending his spell at Manchester United, where he is currently on loan from Burnley, in an interview with The Times. But before he makes a call, he needs certain guarantees about his place on the team.

In January, when Cristiano Ronaldo left for Real Madrid, the club made a temporary signing of Burnley’s Wout Weghorst. Despite being on loan at Turkish club Besiktas, Weghorst opted to join United for a reported £2.5 million.

The speed with which he works, his adaptability, and his doggedness have all been praised since Weghorst’s arrival. However, he has only scored twice in 27 games for Manchester United, which has led to Anthony Martial replacing him in the starting lineup. On occasion, Ten Hag has tried playing him at number 10, but it hasn’t worked out well.

The signing of a quality centre-forward this summer is reportedly Erik ten Hag’s primary objective, suggesting that Manchester United will not pursue a permanent signing of Weghorst next summer. On top of his list are people like Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen. The Dutch manager has already said that he is satisfied with Weghorst’s overall contribution and that he would be open to the striker sticking with the club through the summer.

The 30-year-old has now claimed that he and the club have had fruitful discussions and that the team wants to retain him. Weghorst will also want guarantees from Ten Hag and the Manchester United administration before he considers extending his contract, given that he has been spending more and more time on the bench recently.

Wout Weghorst has said that he has had fruitful discussions about a permanent transfer to Old Trafford with Manchester United

Even if acquiring a top-tier striker is United’s top priority during the summer transfer window, the club’s budget will be constrained by financial fair play regulations, and the continuing takeover situation may also have an impact.

Martial has been deceptive in recent games. Therefore, the Red Devils cannot enter the upcoming season with the injury-prone Frenchman as their only forward option. As a result, despite Weghorst’s inconsistent record of finding the back of the goal, he may continue to serve as Ten Hag’s temporary backup plan.

The 30-year-old borrower has a six-month loan with no permanent extension options or commitments. United will have to negotiate a transfer fee with Burnley if they want to retain Weghorst over the summer, and the Clarets are unlikely to let him go for less than £10 million after being promoted back to the Premier League.

In other news Manuel Ugarte of Sporting CP is a player that Newcastle United would want to add to their roster for the next season

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