So we all know that Arsenal need to sell some players, and with Danny Welbeck entering the last year of his contract (and with the arrivals of Alexandre Lacazette and the imperious Aubameyang) there are going to be very few EPL starts for the England international next season, so it makes sense to offload him,
But, according to Ray Parlour, Arsenal are only going to ask for £15m for Danny, and he thinks there will be many clubs willing to pay that amount. Parlour said: “I think people forget he’s only 27.
“[He’s been around forever,] that’s why people forget that he’s so young.
“He should be in his prime now, he needs to play on a regular basis and whether he’s going to get that opportunity, I don’t think he will at Arsenal with the players in front of him.
“But, again, he’ll sit down with the manager, and maybe do a Jack Wilshere, maybe he says: ‘Look, you’re further down the pecking order.’
“He’s got so many players in front of him that he might want to play first-team football.
“With the money bounding around now for players, like £50m-plus for not brilliant players, but average players, then £15m you’d think: ‘I’d take that chance.’
“I think he’s great for the dressing room. I think he’s a real lively guy, Danny.
“I’m sure that when he came to Arsenal… I was speaking to Vic Akers, the kit man, and he said: ‘He’s really lively and the energy’s much better in the dressing room now.’
“So he can bring that to the team as well. But I think that so many clubs would be in for Danny Welbeck.”
So Ray obviously thinks that would be the price for Welbeck, but surely Arsenal would simply be trying to start a bidding was, as I think he should be worth at least £30m in today’s market.
What do you think?