Reports are circling that Arsenal boss Unai Emery is open to offers for Danny Welbeck.
The English striker joined the Gunners from Manchester United in 2014 for £16 million. He made a fairly modest 43 appearances with 10 goals to his name in the 2017-18 season and has scored only 16 Premier League goals in his four seasons at The Emirates.
It appears that Emery is looking to trim his squad and with big money signings Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette as the obvious starters with the likes of Alex Iwobi on the bench it seems that Welbeck just falls short.
Everton are the main contenders to sign Welbeck with a £15million bid being considered by the Toffees. It is thought that new Everton manager Marco Silva will make a move for Welbeck only if their £36million bid for Bordeaux’s Brazilian winger falls through.
It is rumoured that Emery is also looking to offload forward Lucas Perez and goalkeeper David Ospina. Perez spent last season on loan at Deportivo La Coruna but wants to stay at Arsenal and fight for his place whilst Ospina is now surplus to requirments following the signing of £19.2million German ‘keeper Bernd Leno.
Despite making Gareth Southgate’s final 23 for the World Cup in Russia, Welbeck found his playing time limited due to the presence of Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy, and it seems this potential move away from North London presents true crossroads in his career – should Welbeck attract a suitor willing to give him playing time, the Englishman could flourish and see a serious revival in the domestic and international prospects of his career.
Written by Dom Clarke.