Wout Weghorst to lead the line for TSG

TSG Hoffenheim are bringing a familiar face back to the Bundesliga. 31-year-old Dutch international Wout Weghorst will join Hoffenheim on a season-long loan from newly promoted Premier League side Burnley. His contract in England runs until 30 June 2025.

"I don't think I'm exaggerating when I describe this transfer as significant and extraordinary. It certainly is for us," said TSG managing director Alexander Rosen. "The fact that a striker with his track record and all the options available to him has chosen TSG Hoffenheim shows that the club are attractive even to big-named players," Rosen continued. "We had specific profile in mind when we were looking for a new striker and have been working for several weeks on different levels with all the calmness, meticulousness and vigour required to find not the quickest, but the best possible solution. We believe we have found that in Wout and are sure he will give the whole team a boost with his mentality, experience and goalscoring prowess. I was impressed by what he had to say in conversation with him and we can look forward to seeing a strong character with a big heart in a TSG shirt."

"I had a few options and have been thinking a lot about my future over the past few weeks. The people in charge at TSG made an enormous effort to get me and made me feel very wanted. I was very impressed by that and it just feels right to be here now. It makes it all the more brilliant that all the talks have now been concluded with a positive outcome and the transfer to TSG has gone through," said Wout Weghorst, explaining his decision to join TSG. "I would now like to repay the trust they have placed in me on the pitch and contribute to the most successful season possible," said the attacker, describing his goals for the season.

Wout Weghorst spent the second half of last season on loan from Burnley with English powerhouse Manchester United. The Dutchman played 31 competitive games for the Red Devils and was a regular in United manager Erik ten Hag's side in the Premier League, cup competitions and in the Europa League. At the end of last season, Weghorst and Manchester celebrated winning the English League Cup. Weghorst spent the first half of the past season on loan with Besiktas, where he scored eight goals in 16 matches in the Süper Lig. He also laid on four assists during his time there.

Bundesliga fans will remember Weghorst from his time at VfL Wolfsburg, where he played from 2018 to 2022. The 6'6" attacker scored 59 goals in 118 Bundesliga games for the side from Lower Saxony, and also provided 20 assists. Weghorst also played five games in the Champions League, nine games in the Europa League (2 goals/2 assists), three matches in the Europa League qualifiers (2 goals) and nine games in the DFB-Pokal (7 goals). Even before his time in Germany, Wout Weghorst had already proved he knew how to find the back of the net. At AZ Alkmaar, the former student of Business Administration and Journalism scored 31 goals in 60 games. Since his international debut in March 2018 for the Dutch national team, Weghorst has made 23 appearances and scored five goals.

Weghorst will wear the number 10 shirt at Hoffenheim.

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