It was always on the cards that Danny Welbeck would have to leave this season as he is entering the last year of his contract, and he really has little chance of ousting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette from the starting line-up this season. Arsenal also have Henrik Mhkitaryan and Lucas Perez as backup as a winger or striker if the English international leaves, and if the reports are true about Iwobi being given an extension then Welbeck could surely be surplus to requirements.
Looking at the opening betting for Welbeck’s next club, it is Newcastle that are 4/1 favourites with both Everton and Fulham joint second faves at 5/1. Southampton and Watford are just behind at 6/1 with 10/1 bar. If you are thing of betting on any of them then take advantage of the bookies offers for the new season. You can see all of them at SportsBettingDay. Personally I think he will go to Everton as they could do very well this coming season…
So the betting is very open, and I was not surprised to read this TeamTalk report today….
TEAMtalk understands Newcastle United are ready to offer Danny Welbeck a chance to kick-start his career on Tyneside after it emerged he was not part of Unai Emery’s long-term plans at Arsenal.
Newcastle are low on transfer funds and are ready to make a loan offer to Arsenal, which would see them take on Welbeck’s sizeable wage packet which is in excess of £100,000-a-week.
Arsenal would ideally like to get money for the 27-year-old, who went to the World Cup finals with England, but the interest is relatively low given his poor injury record, meaning few are looking to take a chance on a huge financial package for the former Manchester United ace.
Everton have also been linked, but Newcastle hope that if Welbeck does move on-loan, they could be an appealing option to the player and also Arsenal.
Both are teams that could give Welbeck a chance of regular first team football, and if he really is available for just 15m then there could be a few more offers before the end of the window…
Where do you think Danny will go?