Wout Weghorst is having a reasonable start to his career at Wolfsburg.
Moving from Eredivisie club AZ in the summer window, the striker is getting games in Germany which is of course a start.
In five appearances he’s managed a goal and an assist and will hope to add to that quickly, and cement himself in the club’s starting eleven.
ELF Voetbal have had a chat with the player and on previous claims he’d like to sign for Liverpool, they state ‘That is still a dream’, before quoting him as saying: “I made every choice in my career aware to be able to develop as well as possible. Everything step by step, not too hurried. Considered.
“This also applies to my decision to go to Wolfsburg now. I could go to a club in the Premier League this summer, but when I thought about it, it did not seem sensible to me. I think that in England you will have less time to invest in yourself and to develop yourself. You have to stand up there immediately and if that does not happen you will be put aside again.
“It’s not true that you don’t have to perform in the Bundesliga, but here I estimated the chance of playing time and space to invest in myself would be higher. Wolfsburg had been interested for some time and towards the end of last season I started talking to the management and trainer. Those conversations were positive.”
West Ham were linked in the summer window and it’s far likelier they are the club hinted at, because Weghorst would have jumped at the Liverpool chance, regardless of how risky it may have been.
At 26 years of age he’ll need to hugely impress and quickly to have a reasonable chance of fulfilling his Liverpool dream, but at least he’ll know Jurgen Klopp is likely to keep an eye on the Bundesliga.