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Ajax remains interested in Burnley’s Dutch 2024 European Championship hero

Rumor has it that Wout Weghorst is in line for a return to the Netherlands with Ajax, according to TransferWatch.nl. The 31-year-old attacker was loaned to TSG Hoffenheim last season and scored the Netherlands’ decisive goal in the victory over Poland at the 2024 European Championship in Germany a few days ago.

It is claimed that his management is in talks with Ajax to reach a personal agreement in the short term. The attacker can sign a multi-year contract in the Dutch capital.

The 1.80 meter tall striker is under contract with Burnley until 2025, but was loaned out to the Bundesliga last season, because the team from Lancashire was relegated from the Premier League. Of Die KraichgauerWeghorst scored seven goals and assisted three in 28 league games, causing several clubs to sit up and take notice.

According to information from TransferWatch, Weghorst is willing to put aside many millions from Saudi Arabian candidates to continue his career in Amsterdam. In the background, Ajax is having constructive discussions with Burnley to reach an agreement on a buyout of his last year of contract. Weghorst’s last period in his home country was from 2016-2018 at AZ Alkmaar. He scored 31 goals in 60 Eredivisie games before leaving for VfL Wolfsburg.

Ajax sees Weghorst as the ideal competitor for the talented Brian Brobbey (22) and a perfect replacement for the departing Chuba Akpom (28). There is serious interest in the latter from England, France and Germany. Akpom is expected to make a decision on its future in the coming weeks.

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