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09th Jan 2023

Beşiktaş release statement denying Wout Weghorst reports

Callum Boyle

Weghorst has been linked with a move to Man United

Beşiktaş have denied reports that Wout Weghorst is set to move on loan to Manchester United.

Weghorst is currently on loan at the Turkish club from Burnley but has been linked with a move to Old Trafford as Erik ten Hag desperately tries to bolster his attacking options.

Reports on Monday claimed that United had already proposed an offer to Burnley, which had been passed on to Beşiktaş, however they rejected that proposal according to the Manchester Evening News.

Other reports said that the forward’s loan deal could be terminated for £2.2m – something the club have denied in a statement.

They said: “After the match of our Football A Team against Kasimpasa in the Super League, there was a need to make a statement due to speculative news in the media about our football player Wout Weghorst.

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

“However, the news that the player in question will leave the team on Tuesday is completely untrue. The initiative regarding Wout Weghorst belongs entirely to Beşiktaş Gymnastics Club.

“We also state that if there is a development on this issue, our esteemed community and the public will be informed.”

Many believed that the Dutch striker was leaving the club after he scored in Saturday’s win against Kasimpasa.

As he celebrated he appeared to mouth the word ‘bye’ as he waved towards the crowd.

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