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Report: Southampton eye raid on Watford for Danny Welbeck

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Report: Southampton eye raid on Watford for Danny Welbeck

The England man looks set for an instant return to the Premier League.

Southampton are leading the charge to sign Danny Welbeck from Watford this summer, according to a report by The Sun.

The striker suffered relegation with the Hornets during 2019/20 and Ralph Hasenhuttl is keen to hand him a chance to stay in the Premier League.

Welbeck is allowed to leave Watford for just £5.5 million this summer, with a clause inserted into his contract in the event the Hornets were relegated.

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The 29-year-old has just a year to run on his Vicarage Rod dead and cashing in makes sense for the Championship outfit.

A former Manchester United and Arsenal talisman, Welbeck’s valuation will surely alert some other clubs and Southampton might need to move quickly.

Injuries have blighted Welbeck’s time at Watford, with the forward making just 20 appearances last season, scoring three times.

His record for England is pretty good, though and Welbeck has notched 16 times in 42 appearances for the national side.


Hasenhuttl will be keen to bolster his firepower in the summer and add some competition for Danny Ings who fired 23 goals in all competitions last season.

Welbeck earns a reported £45,000-a-week and his signed might prove decent given the numbers involved.

TBR View – Fitness the key for Welbeck at Saints

Given that he won’t be costing much, signing the 42-time England forward does seem a decent bit of business.

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Fitness will be key though, with Welbeck blighted with various problems during his career.

If Hasenhuttl can get him fit and firing then he could have a superb addition to his squad available for selection.

Welbeck can play in a number of advanced roles and his hardworking persona could be an ideal trait in Hasenhuttl’s style of football.

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