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Manchester United Closes in On First January Signing

Wout Weghorst appears to be saying goodbye to his current fans as he prepares for a surprise move to Manchester United.

Since the forward's contract was terminated following his explosive interview in November, United have been looking for a replacement.

Cody Gakpo, Erik ten Hag's previous target, left for Liverpool, United's rivals, which forced the Dutchman to reevaluate his options.

A loan move for Joao Felix or the return of Memphis Depay, who didn't really work out the first time, have been heavily rumored for them.

Earlier in the week, it was reported that they were considering a move for Vincent Aboubakar, who impressed at the World Cup. However, Al Nassr has released the Cameroonian in order for them to register Ronaldo.

However, it now appears that another player who impressed in Qatar will join the team. Weghorst recently scored twice, including the bold free kick goal, in the Netherlands' penalty loss to Argentina.

Santi Aouna, a journalist for Foot Mercato, wrote on Saturday evening that the club was getting close to signing the big striker on loan.

He is still a Burnley player, but he is currently on loan at Besiktas, so the Red Devils would take over the temporary contract.

On Saturday, Weghorst played for his current team and scored the winning goal against Kasimpasa. In his celebration, he waved to the fans and appeared to say "bye."

In the current transfer window, United are only interested in short-term deals, according to the report, before "hitting hard" in the summer window after the season.

Since Ten Hag currently relies on Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford as his options upfront, he wanted a striker who could dominate in the air.

Weghorst's signing is likely to be mocked by other teams' fans, especially since he has been linked to Gakpo and Felix in recent weeks.

Weghorst made his debut in the Premier League in January of last year. Burnley paid £12 million for the 30-year-old to replace Chris Woods, who left for Newcastle United.

However, despite scoring twice in 20 league appearances, the former Wolfsburg striker did not score the goals Sean Dyche's team needed to stay in the top division.

He left the Championship, where Vincent Kompany was in charge, and joined Istanbul giants Besiktas in the Turkish Super Lig.

He has scored seven goals in the league thus far, and as he moves to Manchester, that appears to be the end of his scoring in Turkey, at least for the time being.

Will he score the goals that propel his new interim team into the Champions League? Or will he fail again in England?

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