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Report: Everton frontrunners this summer to land Danny Welbeck on a free transfer

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Report: Everton frontrunners this summer to land Danny Welbeck on a free transfer

Everton are reportedly in pole position to sign Arsenal attacker Danny Welbeck this summer when his contract expires.

According to the Evening Standard, the Toffees are leading the pursuit for the 28-year-old and are favourites to secure his signature.

It is understood that there has also been interest from the likes of West Ham, Newcastle United, Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The report also details that the Merseyside club may be willing to offer an increase on his current £100,000-a-week deal, but that does depend on a rigorous medical.

Welbeck has just returned from his recent injury problem and that has kept him sidelined for most of the season.

 

The striker has made just 14 appearances across all competitions in this campaign, but scored five goals in return.

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TBR’s View:

Welbeck is definitely a capable centre-forward on his day and has the versatility to play in wide areas too with his pace and trickery.

But the 42-time capped England international has had such a torrid record with injuries throughout his career that it’s a risk bringing him to Goodison Park.

A free transfer for his deal is a big positive for Everton, but colossal wages on someone so injury prone is a concern.

Marco Silva’s squad could do with an extra striker option going into next year to compete with Dominic Calvert-Lewin and a fully fit Welbeck would not be the worst shout in the world.

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