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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – On Friday, Manchester United completed a deal to include Dutch international striker Vout Fijkhorst on loan until the end of the current season to enhance the attacking options of coach Eric ten Hag.
The 30-year-old striker also played on loan with Besiktas from Burnley, but the Turkish club announced that he had received an amount of 2.8 million euros to complete the deal.
“I feel very proud to join Manchester United,” Fichhorst said in a statement released by the club.
“I’ve seen United progress under Eric ten Hag this season and I can’t wait to start playing my part in pushing the team towards its goals.”
The ranks of the “Red Devils” team lacked strikers since the termination of the contract of Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo at “Old Trafford” last November, before the five-time best player in the world joined the Saudi club Al-Nasr.
Fichhorst joined Burnley from German Wolfsburg for 12 million pounds in January 2022, but he scored only two goals in the Premier League while his team was relegated to the Championship last season.
Fijkhorst regained his luster in the Turkish stadiums, scoring 9 goals in 18 matches with Besiktas, and two goals for the Netherlands in the quarter-finals of the World Cup Qatar against Argentina last month, imposing a fatal draw on Albiceleste “2-2, before the latter won a penalty shootout on his way to winning the world title.
The Dutch striker was not registered in time to be able to participate in the Manchester derby against rivals City in the twentieth stage competitions on Saturday.
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