Mon 09 January 2023 | 17:37

Besiktas shoots down the rumors of Weghorst joining Man United as ‘completely false’

In search for a central striker, Manchester United has been heavily linked with Besiktas’ Wout Weghorst but the Turkish side is apparently not interested.

The Turkish giants Besiktas have denied any rumors linking

Wout Weghorst

to Manchester United, calling them “completely untrue”.

The 30-year-old was one of Netherlands World Cup stars especially when they made a comeback against Argentina in the quarter finals as he scored twice after coming on. Weghorst, who is on a season-long loan from Burnley, has scored 9 in 18 matches for Besiktas but the Dutchman has been linked with various clubs post-World Cup.

United have been linked with the striker, with reports claiming that they’d pay Besiktas a compensation fee of £2.2m to release him from his loan in order for him to join Manchester United. But Besiktas has denied the rumors outright as they released an statement via the club’s official website.

"After our match against Kasimpasa, there was a need to make a statement due to speculative news in the media about our player Wout Weghorst,"

the statement read.

"The claim there's an exit clause in our player's contract, stating it can be terminated with a €2.5m compensation in case of an offer from the Premier League, is fictitious. 

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

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


’ sporting director, Ceyhun Kazanci also talked a bit about Weghorst as he was interviewed by NTV, saying:

"He is our football player now. 

"There is no clause in our contract with Burnley that includes returning or leaving at half-time. Our contract ends at the end of the season.

"If we accept [any proposals], the contract will be terminated. Otherwise, he won't be able to go anywhere until the end of the season."



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