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Arsenal and Newcastle ‘target’ Weghorst previously compared to Edin Dzeko

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Arsenal and Newcastle ‘target’ Weghorst previously compared to Edin Dzeko

Arsenal and Newcastle United are both said to be interested in signing Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst.

According to a recent report from SportBild, the Premier League clubs have been left impressed by the £32 million-rated Dutch international, who has plundered 20 goals in 42 games this season.

The 27-year-old has been making a name for himself over in the Bundesliga since arriving in 2018, and his playstyle has gotten people talking.

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Standing at 6ft 5in, Weghorst is known for using his physicality to great effect.

That, combined with his eye for goal, saw the Bundesliga’s official website previously draw comparisons to Edin Dzeko.

The site wrote: “Like the Bosnia and Herzegovina striker, Weghorst is happy to get stuck into challenges, hold up play and – when necessary – pass to teammates in better scoring positions.

 

“Though not as two-footed as Dzeko, Weghorst has scored with 12 of his 51 shots on goal, and teed up another 89 for his teammates. Meanwhile, his excellent link-up play with Daniel Ginczek is more than a little reminiscent of Dzeko’s formidable partnership with Brazilian forward Grafite.

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Such a comparison is bound to excite fans of both Arsenal and Newcastle.

It may have been made over a year ago, but Weghorst is now enjoying the form of his life.

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Dzeko will be familiar to most English football fans having spent several years with Manchester City – where he sometimes played in a parternership with Sergio Aguero.

He showed at the Etihad just how effective he could be as a goalscoring target man, and continued his fine form with AS Roma where he’s been for the past five seasons and scored 104 times.

If Weghorst really is anything like Dzeko, Arsenal and Newcastle ought to move quickly once the next transfer window opens.

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