Burnley are closing in on £12m signing of Wout Weghorst as the Wolfsburg striker heads for a medical at the Turf Moor outfit TODAY
- Wout Weghorst is set to replace Chris Wood who left to join Newcastle United
- Weghorst is a Dutch international, scoring 70 goals in three years at Wolfsburg
- The 29-year-old has been in talks with Premier League strugglers for two weeks
Wout Weghorst is due to undergo a medical today ahead of a £12m move to Burnley.
Sean Dyche is on the verge of bolstering his frontline by sealing a deal for Dutch international striker Weghorst.
Burnley have stepped up their hunt for attacking reinforcements following Chris Wood’s £25m departure to Newcastle.
Wout Weghorst is closing in on a £12million move to Burnley subject to a medical on Sunday
Burnley manager Sean Dyche could be given a late boost in the transfer window with the deal
And the Clarets are poised to pull off a coup and replace him with 6ft 6in target man Wout after successful talks over a deal to bring him to the Premier League.
The 29 year-old has been a regular scorer throughout his career, scoring 70 goals in 144 games during his three-and-a-half seasons at Wolfsburg.
Before that, Weghorst scored 45 times in 86 games for AZ Alkmaar in the Eredivisie.
Weghorst began his career at Dutch second tier FC Emmen before earning his first move to Holland’s top division when he joined Heracles in 2014.
Weghorst has been prolific in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg, scoring 70 goals for the club
He will look to replace Chris Wood (above) who departed for Newcastle United this month
Weghorst has been in talks with the Premier League strugglers for the last two weeks but advances were made this week, leading to the striker missing training with his Bundesliga club on Friday.
He has a long held dream to move to the Premier League and could now emerge as a key player to drag Burnley away from the bottom of the Premier League.
Burnley were also hoping to bring in Croatia winger Mislav Orsic from Dinamo Zagreb before tomorrow’s deadline but saw that move collapse after agreeing a deal with his club when the player had a change of heart and opted to stay put.
They also remain in the hunt for Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey on loan but face late competition as the Wales international holds out for a higher profile club.