Marco van Basten has claimed that Luuk de Jong is better than Manchester United transfer target Wout Weghorst while issuing a warning to Erik ten Hag.
WHAT HAPPENED? Weghorst has emerged as one of United’s prime targets to bolster their offensive options this winter, but Van Basten has cast doubts over the Burnley striker, who is currently on loan at Besiktas. Not only does the Netherlands legend feel that PSV frontman De Jong would be a better fit, but he has also warned fellow countryman Ten Hag about signing too many Dutch players.
WHAT THEY SAID: “It can become dangerous if you have too many Dutch people and things are not going well,” Van Basten told Ziggo Sport. “You also saw that at Barcelona, when they had five Dutch people. Then it will work against you. Ten Hag has to be careful with that.
“I have my doubts [about Weghorst]. Take a look at Luuk de Jong. That is really a striker that you can play through the air. I don’t think Weghorst is very strong in that regard. He can score a header, but he is more of a boy who can do something with his enthusiasm and force.”