January 17, The Athletic UK Manchester United reporter Laurie Whitwell and Burr
Enli and team reporter Andy Jones declassified the inside story of Verhorst joining Manchester United on loan.
—The victory over Burnley on December 21 was the initial introduction. Manchester United contacted Burnley for the first time and asked for Verhorst’s information.
Manchester United hoped to understand the situation after Verhorst joined Burnley from Wolfsburg, and then judged that Verhorst trained seriously and professionally, and his attitude of extra training on rest days was also affirmed.
He occasionally texts other players late at night, sometimes around 10pm, analyzing and advising them on how to improve.
—However, because Verhorst is a foreigner, he is not in Burnley’s core social circle, so this attitude has been interpreted as “arrogant foreigner” and will not help the relegation battle.
—The reason why Burnley agreed with Verhorst to leave was because the two parties had a verbal agreement at the beginning of joining, as long as the team was relegated in the 22-23 season, they would let them go.
– Other sources in contact with Burnley have spoken highly of Verhorst and United believe his attention to detail and outstanding character will find a more suitable home at Old Trafford.
—Although Ten Hag has no personal relationship with Verhorst, he knew the center forward when the player was 16 years old.
— After Glazer informed Ten Hag that they had no funds to buy Gakpo, Ten Hag raised the possibility of loaning Verhorst.
—Ten Hag took the initiative to personally contact Verhorst and proposed the possibility of a transfer. The player believes that the opportunity to join Manchester United is indeed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
—Manchester United also considered Depay, but Depay wanted a long-term contract, and Manchester United was unwilling to meet the requirements after the judgment.
—After New Year’s Day in 23, Manchester United began to push for a deal, but initially found that there was no recall clause in the loan contract, which led to the need to negotiate with Besiktas.
——Burnley was actually a bit grumpy about giving Manchester United an “assist” at the beginning, because what might happen is that Burnley worked hard to negotiate advance money, and finally Manchester United changed their mind.
But Manchester United’s firm attitude has led Burnley, led by chief operating officer Matt Williams and supported by chairman Alan Pace, to decide to seek the best for the players.
Burnley’s attitude is also for future transfer considerations, after all, giving players better treatment is also a display.
– From the start, Besiktas chairman Ahmed Noor Sebi was open to a deal, and in the end Verhorst made up his mind and began privately looking for a home in Manchester.
— However, the next few days saw delays due to the need for a tripartite agreement.
Besiktas, Burnley and United were all happy with the terms of the contract, but Burnley spoke to Besiktas about the money and passed the message on to United.
Istanbul’s requirements are constantly changing.
Every time the price goes up, everything goes back a day.
—Besiktas does hope to sign Abu Bakar, and because Burnley is not under the official jurisdiction of the Premier League in the English Championship, Manchester United has to pass the official review of the EFL (English Championship League One League Two).
Besiktas have been described as “tough negotiators” who have been annoyed by the premature deal proposals.
— On January 12, the final negotiation was successful.
– Manchester United agreed to pay Burnley £2.6m on loan and Besiktas received €2.825m (£2.5m) in compensation for the early termination of their loan to Burnley. These figures mean Burnley will receive approximately
Manchester United will pay Verhorst’s salary in full, and Manchester United has not set any mandatory or optional buyout clauses.