Everton could continue to press on with their impressive transfer business with a £30 million move for Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck, say the Mirror. That is if a move for his team-mate, Olivier Giroud, fails to materialise in the next few weeks with doubts over whether Arsene Wenger will allow him to leave.
What would Welbeck bring to Goodison Park?
Welbeck has shown at both Manchester United and Arsenal that he has immense quality and can score goals at an elite level. With great finishing and an eye for goal, he could be the perfect alternative to Sandro Ramirez and Wayne Rooney for Ronald Koeman. Capable of playing out wide, that versatility would allow Koeman to rotate his front men without dropping Welbeck.
On top of that, Welbeck has shown that he can get on the end of crosses and aerial balls, something that is important to Koeman’s game plan. He may not be quite as strong as Olivier Giroud in that department, but he does have youth and homegrown status on his side.
Is a move likely?
It seems unlikely that Arsenal would want to part ways with Welbeck. He has had injury troubles which have kept him out for prolonged periods, but he is still a quality player and one who Wenger is known to value. Capable of playing wide or centrally, he is an important squad option for the Frenchman.
Everton do have cash to splash though and clearly have plenty to offer in terms of an ambitious project. That could tempt Welbeck given that he could become the leading man up-front and could reunite with Wayne Rooney to improve his game on Merseyside.
Welbeck could relish the opportunity for regular football as a first choice striker, something he is yet to experience at 26 years of age. With no Champions League football at the Emirates this season, he has nothing to lose either.