Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst is desperate for a move to Liverpool. The Dutchman has always wanted to play for the Reds’ since a young age.
Back in August, Weghorst spoke of his desire to play for Liverpool which stemmed from his childhood support of the Merseyside club.
Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst: "I've dreamt of [playing for Liverpool] since childhood. If I continue to train with full commitment, I think that opportunity will come.”#LFC pic.twitter.com/wSdIGpKBNh
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In a recent interview with Elfvoetval, a Dutch magazine, the 26-year-old spoke about rejecting interest from West Ham in the summer given the harsh reality of the Premier League.
“I could go to a club in the Premier League this summer,” said Weghorst.
“But when I thought about it, it did not seem sensible to me. I think that in England you will have less time to invest in yourself and to develop. You have to ‘stand there’ immediately and if that does not happen you will be put aside.”
Weghorst has made a decent start to life in Germany, with a goal and an assist in five appearances.
“I have made every choice in my career to be able to develop as well as possible,” revealed Weghorst.
“Everything step by step, not too hurried. This also applies to my decision to go to Wolfsburg now.”
Last season with AZ Alkmaar, Weghorst found the back of the net 27 times – with interest coming from West Ham and other clubs alike over the summer. However, the Dutchman saw Wolfsburg as the perfect place for him.
Weghorst also discussed the €12 million move he made in the summer from the Eredivisie to the Bundesliga.
“It is nice that I can show myself on this stage now and at a big club like Wolfsburg. They had so much confidence in me that they also wanted to pay twelve million euros for me. I have often had to fight against doubts, but now I am here. I’m really looking forward to this new adventure.”