Vincent Kompany will ‘hold talks with Man United loan flop Wout Weghorst at the end of the season’, with promoted Burnley ‘set to decide on whether to keep or sell’ the Dutchman in the Premier League next season
- Vincent Kompany will hold talks with Wout Weghorst at the end of the season
- The Dutch striker is currently on-loan at Manchester United from Burnley
- United aren’t expected to make Weghorst’ loan deal permanent in the summer
Vincent Kompany will hold talks with Wout Weghorst over his Burnley future at the end of the season once the Dutchman’s loan spell at Manchester United ends.
Weghorst has been on-loan at the Red Devils since January after he was brought in as an emergency addition by Erik ten Hag to help ease the club’s striker crisis.
He is expected to return to Burnley at the conclusion of the season, with United preparing to go all-out in the upcoming transfer window to bring in a world class striker.
Meanwhile, Kompany’s newly-promoted Burnley side could look to re-integrate the forward who has never really got his career at the club started back into the fold.
The Belgian has been impressed with Weghorst’ contribution to Man United’s top four aims and League Cup victory since moving to Old Trafford, and wants the 30-year-old to finish the season strongly, including in the FA Cup final against Kompany’s old club Manchester City.
Wout Weghorst will have his future decided at the end of the season once his loan move at Man United expires
Burnley boss Vincent Kompany (pictured) revealed he will hold talks with Weghorst at the end of the season
‘He’s a player from Burnley football club who has played in the top four of the Premier League for Manchester United and also for Holland’ Kompany told The Mirror.
‘The most important thing for me – and it’s a tough one for me to say obviously because of the Cup Final – is for him personally to finish the season on a high. But still, I want him to do well and we will have the conversation,’ he added.
Weghorst has made just 20 Burnley appearances since moving to the Lancashire-based outfit on transfer deadline day last year, scoring two goals as the club were relegated from the Premier League.
The Holland international then reportedly told his parent club that he didn’t want to play in the Championship and secured a loan move to Turkish side Besiktas before making the switch to United midway through the current season.
It was hoped that Weghorst would provide a stop-gap goals service for Ten Hag’s team after impressing with nine goals in the Turkish Super Lig, but has found the back of the net just twice in all competitions for United.
He often shares striker duties with the similarly struggling Anthony Martial who scored in United’s 2-0 win over Wolves on Saturday but has endured an equally uninspiring campaign.
Recent matches have seen Weghorst used as a number 10 in Ten Hag’s side as they attempt to secure Champions League football next season, but former defender Rio Ferdinand criticised the attacker’s role in the team after their recent defeat by West Ham.
Man United manager Erik ten Hag (left) isn’t expected to make Weghorst’s (right) loan move permanent
Weghorst has so far made just 20 appearances since joining Burnley on deadline day in 2022
‘Man United’s Number 10 doesn’t look like Weghorst in my eyes,’ he told BT Sport.
‘If I am Sancho, Bruno [Fernandes], [Alejandro] Garnacho, [Anthony] Martial and I’m seeing him line up as a no 10 in front of me, the number 10 shirt means something else.
‘It’s a player that can create, who has got guile, who’s going to get between the lines and get on the half turn and bring other people into play in that sense and get goals. He doesn’t offer enough of those things I’ve said.’
Burnley could look to use Weghorst in their return season to England’s top-flight after they stormed to the Championship title in Kompany’s first year in charge.