Manchester United signed Wout Weghorst to replace Ronaldo.
Wout Weghorst was acquired by Manchester United to fill in for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester United has come under fire for rushing through a loan deal for Burnley striker Wout Weghorst while disregarding Napoli forward Victor Osimhen. Erik ten Hag made signing a striker a priority after Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract at Old Trafford was terminated, and the Red Devils moved quickly to sign the Netherlands striker.
Weghorst’s loan at Besiktas was terminated when United paid a £2.7 million fee, and a contract was subsequently finalized for the 30-year-old to transfer to Manchester. Osimhen scored twice in his team’s 5-1 thrashing of Juventus on Friday, though, as the United executives were finalizing the agreement.
Don Hutchinson, a former midfielder for Liverpool, has criticized both United and his old team for passing over Osimhen, a player he values at £150 million, in favor of Weghorst and Nunez. He declared that Osimhen would be a signing that Ten Hag’s team should make in the summer if they want to return to winning Premier League championships.
I can assure Man United supporters that this is not a dig, but Man United spent £2.7 million on Wout Weghorst on the same night that Osimhen scored two goals and tore Juve defenders to pieces, Hutchinson said to ESPN. “That indicates United’s location. That kind of player is the kind that they should invest £150 million in if they are serious about winning the league once more.
He is an all-star. Because they lack the funds, are $1 billion in debt, and Napoli wouldn’t let them sell him, they couldn’t sign him in January. However, they might in the summer. He might remain there if Napoli wins the league.
The boy is top-notch. He is a center-forward who plays the game unlike anyone else. Why won’t Man United sign him? Why do Liverpool not sign both of them, along with Darwin Nunez? He is the best nine in football worldwide.
Osimhen, 24, has scored 12 goals in 14 Serie A games, and his brace against Juventus helped Naples go nine points clear of the pack at the top of the standings. The 24-year-old had previously been linked with a move to the Premier League.