Everton are now interested in Dutch centre-forward Wout Weghorst, though the Blues may face competition from elsewhere in Europe.
Indeed, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Everton are ‘keen’ on the 30-year-old striker, though he has also attracted the attention of clubs around Europe.
Speaking on his official Youtube channel, Romano insists that Weghorst will not remain at Old Trafford, but Goodison Park could be a potential destination, stating: “At the moment Manchester United have no intention to proceed in negotiations to keep the player for next season. There are already some clubs interested including Everton, including Spanish clubs, including German clubs”.
During his brief time in Istanbul, Weghorst scored eight goals in 16 Super Lig games, though his record in the Premier League is significantly less impressive.
Taking into account his time at Burnley, following his £12m move from VfL Wolfsburg to Turf Moor in January 2022, Weghorst is currently on a 24-games goalless streak in the Premier League.
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Indeed, in 797 minutes of Premier League football for Manchester United, the Dutch forward failed to find the net, though he scored once in the League Cup and once in the UEFA Europa League.
Struggling Everton should avoid unproven Weghorst
With Everton desperate for a forward capable of scoring goals and remaining consistently fit, Weghorst does not appear to be the answer.
Of course, the 30-year-old has previously worked with Everton boss Sean Dyche, but the striker struggled to make an impact during their time together at Burnley as well as at United last season.
So, while his record at Besiktas was impressive, his lack of Premier League success should be a concern for an Everton side lacking threat upfront.
Both Everton and Wout Weghorst struggled for Premier League goals last season, so it seems unlikely that a switch to Goodison Park for the Dutchman would solve either of their issues in front of goal.