Qatar 2022 left several unforgettable images. One of the most iconic and memorable came off the pitch, at the end of the quarter-final between Argentina and the Netherlands.
« What are you looking at, you fool…? Go over there, you fool » was what Leo Messi said to Wout Weghorst after the game, and is now part of World Cup history.
Now Wout Weghorst is back in the limelight. The former Emmen, Heracles Almelo, AZ Alkmaar, Wolfsburg, Burnley and Besiktas striker has become a new Manchester United player, joining the club on loan for the remainder of the 2022/23 season.
Erik ten Hag had insisted on strengthening his forward line following Cristiano Ronaldo‘s departure from Old Trafford with a ‘different’ signing. Anthony Martial has established himself as the Red Devils’ first choice, but the former Ajax boss wanted to have a classic No.9.
Weghorst’s profile is clear- he is 1.97 meters tall. The Dutch international, who scored a brace against Argentina, returns to the Premier League. He was currently on loan with Besiktas from Burnley, who paid Wolfsburg 17.5 million to sign him a year ago.
Weghorst arrives on loan at Old Trafford. United will pay 3 million euros to Besiktas, according to Fabrizio Romano, for his loan move. Weghorst, in just over three months, had scored nine goals in 18 games in Turkey.
In his first adventure in the Premier League, the Dutch forward did not fare so well. He made 20 appearances, scored two goals and provided three assists… but could not prevent Burnley‘s relegation to the Championship.
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