Wout Weghorst says his time at Turf Moor has been “special” and hasn’t ruled out playing for Burnley again.

The forward joined the Clarets from Wolfsburg for a reported £12million fee back in January, scoring two goals in 20 appearances as the club was relegated from the Premier League.

The 29-year-old has now joined Turkish outfit Besiktas on a season-long loan as he aims to make the Holland squad for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

“I had my thoughts already before I moved to Burnley half a year ago. Of course, we spoke about it,” Weghorst told the club’s Twitter page.

“The World Cup is coming up now and that is really important for me, I think it is my biggest dream. It is the biggest (thing) you can achieve as a professional football player.

“We have got a trainer (Louis van Gaal) who has clear thoughts about it and playing at the highest level. He is really strict about it so if I want to be there, I had to make the decision.”

Despite suffering relegation, Weghorst says he made memories at Turf Moor that “will always have a place in my heart”.

The Dutch international refused to rule out the possibility of playing for the Clarets again after his loan spell.

He added: “The Burnley fans at Turf Moor, they actually made my dream in England, my Premier League dream. The club and especially the fans, they made it that special.

“The songs they sung for me and the moments we shared, it is something which I will always keep in my mind and will always have a place in my heart.

“Don’t get me wrong, it is absolutely not that I am feeling too good for the Championship or that I don’t want to play in the Championship with Burnley.

“From my side, there are some reasons for it and I spoke with the club before I came. We had our discussions about it, our vision and thoughts.

“There could be a return from my side and we could have more positive and successful moments together. I am looking forward to that moment.”