Roy Hodgson was a huge fan of Danny Welbeck during his time as England manager, persisting with the forward despite criticism from fans and pundits alike.
Now, recent reports claim that the duo could be set for a reunion at Crystal Palace, with Hodgson eyeing up a cut-price £10m bid for the man who will be out of contract with Arsenal at the end of the season.
If Welbeck is keen on the move, it looks like a no-brainer. Palace lack a goalscoring threat and Welbeck is a player who is struggling for gametime but has scored goals at international level in the past.
Welbeck’s arrival would be bad news for another striker who joined the Eagles in the most recent January window, charged with easing the goalscoring burden on Christian Benteke; Alexander Sorloth.
Sorloth is a hard-working player who is easy to warm to as a fan, but he hasn’t shown anything in a Palace shirt to suggest he is capable of adding goals to their shot-shy attack.
With Jordan Ayew already ahead of him in the pecking order and Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend also used as centre-forwards instead, Welbeck’s arrival would surely be the final nail in Sorloth’s Palace career.