There was a report in the Mail over the weekend that Newcastle, who need to sign up to four strikers this summer, are interested in signing England International Danny Welbeck.
Danny Welbeck – Newcastle interested?
The Mail is reporting that new manager Davide Moyes could allow the 23 year-old to leave this summer, when the transfers both into and out of Manchester United will be crucial to David keeping his job, after a catastrophic first season at the Red Devils.
Danny spent a season on loan at Sunderland from 2010-2011 and in 26 appearances he scored 6 goals, but that shouldn’t (necessarily) stop him from signing for Newcastle.
The 6’1″ tall right-footed striker has so far been capped 21 times for England with 8 goals, and there’s no doubt this lad is a good striker – his goal on Saturday at West Brom was first class.
Danny has 29 goals in 128 appearances for Manchester United, and this season he’s scored 10 goals in 25 appearances, and Danny played for all the England Youth sides, including 14 times for the U21 side with 5 goals.
Certainly Danny would be a welcome addition to the Newcastle ranks, and we could lose all four current strikers at the club this summer – in the worst case scenario.
We’re not sure how much Danny would cost – and since he’s English there would be a premium on his transfer fee and his wages too.
On the transfermarkt.com web site, he’s valued at around €17K, which is about £14M, which isn’t exactly cheap, especially when Loic Remy is available for £8M.
Of course the other thing is that this report may have no truth to it at all - that’s always a good possibility (probability?) with these reports.
But what do you think – would Danny be a good acquisition for Newcastle United?