Everton are plotting a swoop for Dutch forward Wout Weghorst this summer.
According to 90min, Everton want to bring Wout Weghorst to Goodison Park, as Sean Dyche seeks to ensure that his side have enough firepower to avoid relegation this season.
Weghorst is currently on the books with Burnley, having been brought to Turf Moor when Dyche was in charge there. However, he hasn’t turned out for the Clarets since 2022, having spent last season on loan with Besiktas and Manchester United.
Manchester United had no interest in making Weghorst’s switch to Old Trafford a permanent one this summer, after the 30-year-old failed to register a Premier League goal in 17 outings for the Red Devils.
Dyche, however, is a huge fan of Weghorst. Speaking to Sky Sports as Burnley boss, he said Weghorst is “one of the best professionals I’ve seen…he links well and he can find a goal…he is willing to do a shift for the team.”
Should Everton bring in Wout Weghorst?
Whilst Weghorst undeniably works hard, can press effectively, and is useful for holding up possession in the final third, his poor strike rate is a concern. Across a season-and-a-half in the Premier League, in spells with Burnley and Manchester United, he has only found the back of the net on two occasions. He did do much better in this regard at Besiktas, but the Turkish top flight is of a lower standard.
Everton desperately need a goalscorer. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is too injury-prone to rely upon and Neal Maupay has been incredibly wasteful in front of goal for the club. A reunion with Weghorst may well appeal to Dyche, as would seeing him link up again with Dwight McNeil, who has also joined the Toffees from Burnley. However, the 23-cap Netherlands international simply isn’t the man Everton need.