West Ham target Wout Weghorst comments on his future
In comments that may alert West Ham, Wout Weghorst has insisted to De Telegraaf that he is only interested in leaving Wolfsburg to take a step higher in his career.
Weghorst enjoyed another outstanding campaign with the Bundesliga side. The 28-year-old scored 25 goals in all competitions, including 20 in the top flight.
His form helped Wolfsburg book their spot in next season’s Champions League.
But it also saw the Dutchman attract attention.
Italian outlet Calciomercato reported last week that Jose Mourinho wanted Weghorst at Roma.
They also claimed that the Hammers were monitoring the striker as David Moyes looks to bolster his attacking options.
Of course, West Ham go into this summer off the back of an amazing season.
After spending much of the year in contention for the top four, they ultimately secured a spot in the Europa League for the coming campaign.
However, judging by Weghorst’s comments, a move to the London Stadium may be unlikely as he suggested that it would take something special to lure him away from the Volkswagen Arena.
“Wolfsburg will play in the Champions League next season. That is very important to me as a football player and person,” he told De Telegraaf. “I want to be stimulated every time and get out of my comfort zone. That will happen again soon.
“In addition, I feel greatly appreciated in Wolfsburg. If the opportunity arises to take a step higher, we will listen to the story of that club and the complete picture must be right. But as you can imagine, my focus is now entirely on the European Championship.”
Past comments from Weghorst hint door to West Ham move may not be completely shut just yet
On paper, it would appear that he may not be too interested in a move to West Ham with Wolfsburg set to play in Europe’s premier competition next year.
Having said that, just because Moyes’s men will not be in the Champions League, that may not necessarily rule them out of the race altogether.
So West Ham may be an attractive option for the striker, should the Hammers make a move.
They can still offer Weghorst the chance to play in Europe. And obviously, they would help him realise that Premier League dream.
Much may depend therefore, on what Weghorst determines to be a step forward in his career.
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