Striker Wout Weghorst, who joined Burnley from VfL Wolfsburg on the last day of the January transfer window this year, has now departed, joining Turkish club Beşiktaş on a season long loan.
Brought in to Burnley to fill the gap created by the departure of Chris Wood to Newcastle eighteen days earlier, it was a move that didn’t really work. He did have some very good early performances, the second half against Manchester United and the game at Brighton come readily to mind. He scored his first Burnley goal too at Brighton, our first in a 3-0 win.
But for much of the remainder of the season he struggled to have much of an impact and scored just once more in the 1-1 draw at West Ham, the first game with Michael Jackson in charge.
Things seem to deteriorate for him during those final few games. He was clearly upset when substituted at Watford and for the final two games of the season he found himself on the bench, coming on as a substitute in both and missing chances that might have seen the final league taqble look very different.
His season wasn’t over, he scored a winner for the Netherlands against Wales which upset Connor Roberts who asked him why he didn’t do that for Burnley. Weghorst looked far from pleased. He also said he wouldn’t be playing in the Championship and that hardly endeared him to Burnley supporters.
It all but ensured he wouldn’t be with us for the new season and he’s now left for Turkey on this season long loan.Follow UpTheClarets:
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