Unable to help Burnley FC avoid relegation to the Championship despite a new £16m January transfer, Wout Weghorst immediately looked for a move away once the club went down.
He landed on his feet at Besiktas in Turkey, who have welcomed him on a loan with an option to buy, hoping he can improve on the rather unimpressive two goals in 20 Premier League appearances he managed at Turf Moor.
This something the Burnley player wants to do as well, speaking to the Turkish media about his aim of being the ‘top scorer’ in the Süper Lig next season.
Speaking to TRT Spor, the 29-year-old was asked about how pre-season was going for him in a new country and a new team.
He said: “Everything is fine. Work is going very well. We are preparing very well for the new season. A few days after being relegated with Burnley, I got an offer from Besiktas. It was an interesting proposition. Coming to Besiktas wasn’t an important step in my career. During the transfer period, I received maybe millions of messages from Besiktas fans. It was an incredible feeling for me.”
While there is every chance he might return to Burnley at the end of the season should he fail to impress, that doesn’t appear to be in his plans.
He added: “I will fight for Besiktas, I will do my best. I want to be the top scorer in Turkey.”
Before his move to Burnley, Weghorst had been at VfL Wolfsburg for a number of years, where he had scored 70 goals and 22 assists in 144 appearances.