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Wout Weghorst insists he is looking to leave Burnley following their Premier League relegation

Wout Weghorst admits he wants to leave Burnley – just five MONTHS after joining them for £12.6million – following their Premier League relegation… because the Dutch striker is in Louis van Gaal’s plans for the World Cup wants to stay

  • Wout Weghorst scored just twice in 20 appearances for Burnley after joining the club
  • But the Dutch attacker scored the winner for his country against Wales on Wednesday
  • He says he can’t afford to play so close to the second tier World Cup
  • Burnley’s relegation from the top flight means they will deal him a financial blow
  • Click here for all the latest 2022 World Cup news and updates

Wout Weghorst has admitted he is actively looking to leave Burnley this summer after the club were relegated from the Premier League.

The Holland forward moved to Turf Moor in the January transfer window for £12.6million to replace Chris Wood, but failed to keep the Clarets at the highest level, scoring just twice in 20 games.

Weghorst scored the winner for the Netherlands on Wednesday in their 2-1 win over Wales and believes he can’t afford to take second place with the World Cup in just five months.

Wout Weghorst has admitted he is actively looking to leave Burnley this summer

Wout Weghorst has admitted he is actively looking to leave Burnley this summer

The Dutchman was unable to keep the Clarets in the lead, scoring only twice in 20 games

The Dutchman was unable to keep the Clarets in the lead, scoring only twice in 20 games

“My future is not in Burnley next year,” Weghorst said. “I’m not going to the championship – not that I feel too good for it, absolutely not.

“I’m just very ambitious and it’s also about the national team. The coach Louis van Gaal wants us to play at a high level.

“There are a number of options for me in the league’s higher potential than the championship. I have to take advantage of the opportunities presented there. We’ll see what the future will bring.’

Weghorst scored the winner for the Netherlands on Wednesday in their 2-1 win over Wales

Weghorst scored the winner for the Netherlands on Wednesday in their 2-1 win over Wales

Burnley's relegation means they will likely be listening to offers for their best players this summer

Burnley’s relegation means they will likely be listening to offers for their best players this summer

Burnley’s relegation means they will take a significant financial hit and will likely listen to offers for their best players.

They slipped out of the Premier League on the final day of the season when they were beaten at home by Newcastle, while Leeds – who had been in the bottom three before kick-off – won at Brentford.

Weghorst added: “I really hope they return straight to the Premier League. I feel like I haven’t been so successful in England so far.’

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