Burnley player now wants to terminate contract and join Champions League club in January

Burnley’s Wout Weghorst is reportedly looking to terminate his temporary stint at Hoffenheim in January to make a move to the Turkish powerhouse, Galatasaray. Despite being sent on loan to Hoffenheim with hopes of securing a regular spot in a top division, Weghorst’s experience in the Bundesliga has been mixed. Nevertheless, he did manage to score his second goal of the season in a recent match against Bayer Leverkusen.

Since transferring from Wolfsburg in January 2022, the Dutch striker has made just 20 appearances for Burnley, finding the net on only two occasions. According to reports from Turkish outlet Star, Weghorst is dissatisfied with his situation in Germany and aims to secure a loan or permanent transfer in the January window.

His preference is to return to the Turkish Super Lig, where he had a successful loan spell with Besiktas during the first half of the 2022-23 season. During his time with Besiktas, Weghorst scored nine goals in 18 appearances across all competitions as the team contended for the league title before he returned to Turf Moor and was later loaned to Manchester United.


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Galatasaray has shown interest in Weghorst since his time at Besiktas, and they are looking to acquire his services in January. Despite being at the top of the Super Lig standings with an undefeated record, Galatasaray is targeting a limited number of significant signings in the upcoming transfer window. It’s reported that their 50-year-old manager, Okan Buruk, has presented his plans for the transfer window, with Weghorst being a primary target for the title contenders.

A potential move to Rams Global Stadium could provide Weghorst with an opportunity to play in the Champions League in 2024, although Galatasaray still has work to do in Group A. They currently sit in second place in their continental section after three matches, with Erik ten Hag’s Red Devils only one point behind in third place.

Weghorst’s desire to return to the Super Lig has been strengthened by the possibility of Champions League football, while Burnley is making plans for life without him as they strive to maintain their position in the Premier League. Recently, they extended the contract of South African striker Lyle Foster.

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