“If Manchester United or any other team wants Weghorst, they will meet with Burnley anyway. Burnley will then contact us and discuss the terms of separation. If we accept, the contract will be terminated. Otherwise, it will go on until the end of the season.
“He can’t just go. There will have to be a reward for us to approve the separation. I’ll give an example. If Burnley told us, ‘We made a deal with this team for Weghorst, we will give you half of the transfer fee’, this may be a different condition. Then we’ll sit down and talk.”
Burnley signed Weghorst last January in a reported £12m transfer from Wolfsburg. He was supposed to fire them towards safety but the Clarets soon sacked their long-serving and successful head coach Sean Dyche, which was the catalyst for their eventual relegation.
Weghorst scored just two Premier League goals in his five months at Turf Moor. He has enjoyed much more successful form in Turkey, bagging netting 10 times in the top flight. There was also the infamous last-minute equaliser in Holland’s World Cup quarter-final clash with Argentina, which his side eventually lost on penalties.