At 29, Wout Weghorst has been around the block, although, outside of Germany, he has never been a household name.
For the last three-and-a-half seasons, the Dutchman has plied his trade at Wolfsburg helping the German side achieve European football, and last season Champions League qualification, in his last two years at the club. Weghorst has been a consistent goal scorer throughout his career, finding the net 90 times in 225 appearances for FC Emmen, Heracles Almelo, and AZ Alkmaar before making the switch to Germany.
Wolfsburg signed him for £9.5m, and 92 goal contributions and 144 games later, this turned out to be a steal considering they have even made a small profit in his switch to Turf Moor. At 6ft 6, Weghorst profiles as the exact kind of player Dyche would want to replace Chris Wood, as given Burnely’s no-nonsense style and tendency to lump balls into the box, the Dutchman will have a height advantage against most defenders he will face aligning directly with Burnley's on-pitch philosophy.
In fact, he is now, by a distance, the tallest Premier League forward currently active and one of the tallest in history, with only a few names like Peter Crouch and Nikola Zigic able to tower over him. Weghorst also arrives in good pedigree given his experience of high-level European football, with the forward even being capped by the Netherlands 12 times, scoring twice for the Dutch and featuring in all four games at Euro 2020.