Who is Wout Weghorst, Manchester United’s new signing? Age, height and stats

Who is Wout Weghorst, Manchester United’s new signing? Age, height and stats

He is one of the tallest number 9s ever; the player just secured the deal of his life to join Manchester United. Known for his passion and energy, the star is ready to take the Premier League by storm as Cristiano Ronaldo's replacement. So, who is Wout Weghorst? Read on to learn more about the player.

Wout Weghorst’s height
Wout Weghorst(R) celebrates with Denzel Dumfries after scoring during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 match against Argentina at Lusail Stadium on December 9, 2022, in Lusail. Photo: Liu Lu
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The Dutch player made mad airwaves in the 2022 Qatar World Cup due to his two last-minute goals and his war of words against Lionel Messi's Argentina to secure a draw and head his team to an immense penalty shootout. His height is commendable for a striker, making him a force to reckon with in the air. Read on for more information about the player.

Profile summary

Full nameWout Weghorst
Birth date7th August 1992
Age30 years old (as of January 2023)
BirthplaceBorne, Netherlands
Current residenceManchester
Height in feet6'6"
Height in centimetres197
Weight in kilograms84
Weight in pounds185
Hair colourBrown
ParentsAstrid Weghorst (Mother) and Frans Weghorst (Father)
SiblingsNike, Twan and Ralf (Brothers)
Marital statusNot married
GirlfriendNikki van Esch
Children Juul, Lucie and Daantje (Daughters)

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Wout Weghorst's age

The talented forward was born on 7th August 1992 in Borne, Netherlands. Therefore he is 30 years old as of January 2023. How tall is Weghorst? Wout Weghorst's height is 197 cm or 6'6", which is quite tall. He also weighs 84kg or 185 lbs. He is one of the tallest forwards ever in world football.

Wout Weghorst’s stats
Wout Weghorst of Besiktas JK celebrates his goal during the Turkish Super Lig match between Besiktas AS and Kasimpasa AS at Vodafone Park on January 7, 2023, in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: ANP
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Wout Weghorst's stats

The star has played for some elite teams, including VfL Wolfsburg, AZ Alkmaar, Heracles Almelo, FC Emmen, Burnley FC, Besiktas JK, Heracles Almelo U21 and Willem II Tilburg U21. Here are some of his stats:

CompetitionGames playedGoalsAssists
Eredivisie 1245117
Bundesliga 1185920
Keuken Kampioen Divisie62200
Premier League2023
KNVB Beker19123
Europa League1732
Super Lig1684
Play-offs Conference League860
Europa League Qualifying721
Champions League500
Beloften Preliminary Round410
Turkiye Kupasi210
Beloften Eredivisie200
Beloften Eerste Divisie100

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Wout Weghorst transfer

The star has secured a loan move from Burnley to Manchester United. Manchester United secured Wout Weghorst by paying Besiktas $3.18 million to terminate his current contract to join the team. He was on loan to the Turkish side from Burnley amid interests from the Premier League giants. He was keen on the move, and in an interview, he said,

"I feel privileged to be joining Manchester United. I've played against the club in the past and it's a fantastic feeling to now have the chance to pull on the famous red shirt. I've seen United's progress under Erik ten Hag this season and can't wait to start playing my part in pushing the team towards its aims. Whatever happens in the next few months, I can promise to give everything to the club for as long as I am here. I thank everyone who has played a part in getting me to this stage, and now I am looking forward to meeting my new teammates and getting involved straight away."

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Wout Weghorst transfer
Wout Weghorst of Besiktas during the Turkish Super Lig match between Besiktas and Trabzonspor at Stadion Vodafone Park on October 16, 2022, in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: Orange Pictures
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Wout Weghorst's nationality

The player was born in Borne, Netherlands. Therefore, he is of Dutch nationality. He also represented the Dutch in the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Wout Weghorst's salary

The star will earn an estimated $146000 per week at the club, an increase of more than double what he used to make at Besiktas. His contract is supposed to last Manchester United till the end of the season.

So, what shirt number will Weghorst wear? His shirt number is 27 for Manchester United, and 19 for the Netherlands national team. Speculations on whether he would take Ronaldo's number 7 were shut down as it was revealed the number was reserved for another player.

Wout Weghorst is one of the best forwards in the world right now. He has a commendable record in the leagues he has played for and is also one of the tallest players; his aerial ability is unrivalled. He hopes to hit the ground running for Manchester United in the Premier League.

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