Wout Weghorst has completed his loan move to Man United until the end of the season after Jack Butland joined the club on loan last week.
Erik ten Hag has all but confirmed Wout Weghorst will be Manchester United’s final signing of the January transfer window.
United have captured Burnley striker Weghorst, 30, on loan until the end of the season, having already signed goalkeeper Jack Butland on loan from Crystal Palace.
Ten Hag was insistent on a striker signing to offset the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo whereas the move for Butland was enforced by Martin Dubravka’s recall by Newcastle.
Kobie Mainoo and Facundo Pellistri debuted for United in midweek amid interest from clubs in loaning them this month. Main, 17, has primarily trained with the first team in recent weeks and Ten Hag indicated the pair are now part of his core squad.
“If we close this with Wout, I think we are close to finalizing this, we have an extra player,” Ten Hag said. “In the balance of the squad it’s what we need I am happy with that.
“So if there are more opportunities we will be ready for that and looking for that but it has to be once again the right player.
“With the numbers here I think with the signing of Wout and development of some players here – Alejandro Garnacho is the best example but also you see in the week Kobbie Mainoo and Facundo Pellistri – I think also we have some good young players that can also fight for their minutes.
“They have to deserve it in the training and when they are ready to compete and get what they deserve in the training then we are not hesitating to play them. But they have to show they can contribute to the team and the high targets we have.”