Fans are putting 'absolute steal' Wout Weghorst into their Fantasy team ahead of Man Utd debut
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A fair amount of Fantasy Premier League players have decided to take a punt on Manchester United's newest recruit Wout Weghorst after his "bargain" price was revealed.
The 30-year-old striker, who was previously on loan at Besiktas from Championship leaders Burnley, has penned a six-month loan deal at Old Trafford.
He only joined the club on Friday after some slight complications involving Besiktas, who were keen on keeping him around after scoring nine goals in 18 games for the Turkish side.
But after weeks of transfer speculation, the former Wolfsburg forward could finally make his United debut this week against either Crystal Palace or Arsenal.
United will face Palace on Wednesday night at Selhurst Park and manager Erik ten Hag says he is considering giving the Dutch international some first-team minutes.
Weghorst was pictured as part of the United squad that travelled to London on Tuesday ahead of the game.
So how does he cost on Fantasy Premier League? Well, fans can pick him up for a very reasonable £6 million, which is cheaper than the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Gianluca Scamacca and Ollie Watkins.
So far, just 0.2% of users have transferred the United loanee into their squad but with it being a double gameweek, many will be waiting to see how he fairs against Palace.
Who's interested in @ManUtd's new striker at £6.0m? 🤔#FPL pic.twitter.com/f2MtX3v2f1— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) January 16, 2023
Weghorst's price on the Fantasy Premier League game has been met with plenty of positive reaction. One fan said: "£6m could be a bargain," while another commented: "That's a good price ngl."
A third wrote: "Easiest transfer I’ll make all season."
A fourth said: "I already wanted to sell Martial before and now the desire has just been reinforced. Problem is, unless you can get to Kane there are no real standouts (outside Mitrovic)."
FPL expert @TheFPLAccount was also encouraged by the price tag. "At £6m I think he is one to keep an eye on especially if he nails down the spot," he said. "Makes Martial a lot less attractive as a pick too."
📩 Inbox (1)— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 17, 2023
🤳 Wout Weghorst#MUFC pic.twitter.com/bclbEYYcM7
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag says he is considering handing their newest signing his debut against Palace on Wednesday.
"I have to think about that," he said of the prospect of starting Weghorst. "First settle down after this game, make the right conclusions and then we will make a clear plan for Palace. Of course, I know a lot about Palace.
"We faced them also in pre-season and know how their team is - but the total plan I don’t have now. I didn’t construct it until now. So from this point on we can construct the plan and prepare the team in the right way."
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