Wout Weghorst admits he is looking to leave Burnley – just five MONTHS after joining them for £12.6m – following their Premier League relegation… as Dutch striker looks to stay in Louis van Gaal’s World Cup plans
- Wout Weghorst scored just twice in 20 games for Burnley after joining the club
- But Dutch forward scored winner for his country against Wales on Wednesday
- He says he cannot afford to be playing in second tier so close to the World Cup
- Burnley’s relegation from the top flight means they will take a financial hit on him
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Wout Weghorst has admitted he is actively looking to leave Burnley this summer after the club were relegated from the Premier League.
The Holland forward moved to Turf Moor for £12.6million in the January transfer window as a replacement for Chris Wood but could not keep the Clarets in the top flight, scoring only twice in 20 games.
Weghorst scored the winner for Holland in their 2-1 victory over Wales on Wednesday and believes he cannot afford to be in the second tier with the World Cup just five months away.
Wout Weghorst has admitted he is actively looking to leave Burnley this summer
The Dutchman could not keep the Clarets in the top flight, scoring only twice in 20 games
‘My future won’t be next year in Burnley,’ said Weghorst. ‘I won’t go into the Championship – not that I feel too good for it, absolutely not.
‘I am just really ambitious and also it’s about the national team. The coach Louis van Gaal wants us to play at a high level.
‘There are some options for me in a higher potential of league than the Championship. I have to take the chances offered there. We will see what the future will bring.’
Weghorst scored the winner for Holland in their 2-1 victory over Wales on Wednesday
Burnley’s relegation means they are likely to listen to offers for their best players this summer
Burnley’s relegation means they will take a significant financial hit and are likely to listen to offers for their best players.
They slipped out of the Premier League on the final day of the season when they were beaten at home by Newcastle, while Leeds – who had been in the bottom three before kick-off – won at Brentford.
Weghorst added: ‘I really hope they will return directly to the Premier League. I don’t feel I have been that successful in England so far.’