Journalist Graeme Bailey has suggested that Everton manager Sean Dyche would be eager to bring Wout Weghorst to Goodison Park this summer, writes the TBR. Bailey made the comments during an episode of the Talking Transfers podcast, highlighting Dyche’s interest in reuniting with the Dutch striker in the current transfer window.
It’s easy to overlook the fact that Wout Weghorst is still contracted to Burnley as the new season approaches. The 30-year-old spent the previous campaign on loan, initially with Besiktas and then with Manchester United. However, with Burnley securing promotion, there is a possibility that Vincent Kompany, their new manager, may consider retaining Weghorst in his squad for the upcoming season.
Nevertheless, it seems that the man responsible for bringing Weghorst to Turf Moor initially may now seek to offer him an exit route. Bailey suggested that Dyche would be highly interested in acquiring the forward for Everton in the current transfer window.
“He is an interesting option. I think if there’s a deal there to be had, I understand that Sean Dyche would love to take Weghorst to Goodison Park,” Bailey revealed during the Talking Transfers podcast. “Not easy. He’s got interest abroad, interest in Turkey. So keep an eye on this one. But we do understand there is an interest from Everton in signing Wout Weghorst.”
However, Dyche is currently facing a challenging transfer window at Everton. The club appears to have limited options due to previous mistakes made in previous transfer windows. Despite narrowly avoiding relegation last season, signs indicate that Everton may face another tough campaign with no new signings secured thus far.
Dyche will need to demonstrate astute decision-making to guide Everton to safety in the upcoming season. The potential signing of Weghorst could prove to be a shrewd piece of business, depending on the terms Burnley would be willing to accept. Although Weghorst did not achieve prolific scoring numbers during his loan spell at Manchester United, he did deliver several commendable performances.
Ultimately, the feasibility of bringing Weghorst to Everton hinges on Burnley’s valuation of the player. If a suitable agreement can be reached, Weghorst could be a fantastic addition to the squad, providing much-needed firepower and bolstering the team’s attacking options.