Burnley striker Wout Weghorst has insisted that his future lies away from Turf Moor following the Clarets relegation.
The 29-year-old joined the club for a fee in the region of £12 million pounds following the sale of Chris Wood to Newcastle United, but failed to make an impact on Burnley’s survival chances.
Now, with the Clarets’ relegation confirmed last month, Weghorst has been adamant that he will not be playing in the second-tier next campaign.
“My future won’t be next year in Burnley,” Weghorst said, via the Daily Mail.
“I won’t go into the Championship – not that I feel too good for it, absolutely not.”
“I am just really ambitious and also it’s about the national team.”
Weghorst continued: “The coach Louis van Gaal wants us to play at a high level.”
“There are some options for me in a higher potential of league than the Championship. I have to take the chances offered there.”
“We will see what the future will bring.”
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Weghorst made 18 Premier League appearances for Burnley after making a January move to England from the Bundesliga.
In those matches, the forward scored just two goals.
Wout Weghorst must seriously regret his transfer from Wolfsburg for Burnley.
It felt an odd move at the time, and it seems even more of a bad decision now that the Clarets relegation from the Premier League has been confirmed.
The striker failed to make any tangible impact for the club after making the move, but he will likely not be short of suitors owing to his fantastic Bundesliga goal record.
Burnley will hope to recoup at least the fee they paid for him this summer, and for their sake, hopefully a little bit more.