Wout Weghorst’s return to training with Burnley has sparked discussions among fans on social media.
The 6ft6 Dutch striker initially joined Burnley from Wolfsburg in January 2022 in a deal worth around £12 million.
After scoring only two goals in 20 appearances for the club, Weghorst was loaned out to Besiktas in the Turkish Super Lig for the 2022/23 season before joining Manchester United in January.
However, following a disappointing loan spell, he has now come back to Burnley and footage of his return to the club has generated interest and conversation among fans. You can watch the footage below.
Welcome back, Wout! 👋 pic.twitter.com/sxyWMSboCm
— Burnley FC 🏆 (@BurnleyOfficial) July 13, 2023
When asked how it feels to be back, he said: “The same, but it feels good.”
Later in the video, Weghorst was asked what he is most looking forward to about being back.
The Dutchman said: “To be successful here, be successful at Burnley.”
Fans were quick to react to the footage on social media.
One said: “Big sigh after “What are you most looking forward to about being back…””
Another tweeted: “What are you looking forward to most? When I tell you that man was DYING to say ‘leaving’”
A third fan added: “He doesn’t look too pleased.”
Someone else wrote: “This brother is getting double figures for Burnley this season.”
Whilst a fifth commented: “That long sigh. You’re traumatising him.”
Another fan said: “Weghorst has one goal next season and it’s against Manchester United.”
Wout Weghorst’s performances in the 2022 World Cup for the Netherlands garnered attention, and he even scored a goal in the quarter-final match against Argentina. Following the tournament, Manchester United expressed their interest in signing him during the January transfer window.
However, Weghorst struggled to find his form at United, managing only two goals in 31 appearances across all competitions. This was in contrast to his impressive performance at Besiktas earlier in the season, where he scored nine goals in 18 matches.
Burnley is set to commence their 2023/24 Premier League season against reigning champions Manchester City at Turf Moor, providing a challenging start to their campaign.