Manchester United finally have Cristiano Ronaldo replacement

Manchester United finally have Cristiano Ronaldo replacement

In lack of striker since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, the Mancunian club would have finally found his replacement. And that’s rather unexpected.

Just before the 2022 World Cup, Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo went their separate ways. The English club had since been looking for a replacement for the Portuguese to complete a squad that now lacks a striker. According to Foot Mercato, the Red Devils have set their sights on Wout Weghorst and are even close to completing a paying loan for the 30-year-old Dutch striker.

Weghorst on loan, waiting for a big hit

International orange, present and valuable at the World Cup, is owned by English club Burnley but is currently playing on loan at Besiktas. In Turkey, he scored 10 goals in 21 games at the forefront of the black eagles. To conclude this operation, Burnley should end Weghorst’s current loan before re-lending him in stride to the Red Devils.

Erik Ten Hag would have asked his leaders for a tall striker, capable of playing long balls in deflection and regular scorer of the head. A profile that corresponds to the Dutch tower of 1.97m and whose presence is currently lacking in the Mancunian workforce. And that the former Ajax coach would have expressly claimed.

Manchester United had been looking for a short-term operation for several weeks, without renewal, before hitting hard during the summer. The arrival of Weghorst could put an end to the flirtation between Manchester United and Vincent Aboubakar, recently released by Al Nassr. Although their profile is not similar.