Besiktas says reports of Wout Weghorst move to Manchester United are “completely untrue” and denies exit clause
Besiktas has released a statement to quell rumors that Burnley striker Wout Weghorst is about to join Manchester United.
The Netherlands international has been the subject of rampant speculation (opens in new tab) that he could end his loan deal in Turkey early to seal a move to Old Trafford.
However, Besiktas spoke out on Monday (opens in new tab) to deny the claims and take down “fictitious” reports that there is a €2.5 million termination clause in Weghorst’s deal.
“After the game with Kasımpaşa in the Super League, there was a need for a statement due to speculative news in the media about our football player Wout Weghorst,” the statement reads.
“The allegation that there is an exit clause in our footballer’s contract, which states that his contract can be terminated with €2.5m compensation in the event 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 around Wout Weghorst lies entirely with Besiktas.
“We also declare that if there is any development in this matter, our esteemed community and the public will be informed.”
Weghorst, 30, joined the Istanbul club last summer on a season-long loan following Burnley’s relegation to the Championship.
The six-foot-tall striker only joined the Clarets this time last year, but left after scoring two goals in 20 Premier League appearances.
Weghorst fared better this season, scoring nine times in 18 appearances in all competitions for Besiktas, scoring a stunning late brace from the bench in the Netherlands’ World Cup quarter-final against Argentina.
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