TEAMtalk in an exclusive today are reporting that Newcastle are keen to sign Danny Welbeck from Arsenal on loan for the coming season.
Newcastle can sign one more player from a Premier League club on loan having already signed Kenedy from Chelsea.
It seems that Welbeck is available and is not part of new manager Unai Emery’s planes at the Gunners.
So we need a striker and Welbeck’s available, so it’s not too surprising somebody has written that we are after him.
27-year-old Danny Welbeck – on loan to Newcastle?
One big red flag with Welbeck is his injury record which is not good.
But Rafa was ready to sign Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge on loan last January, so maybe he will not be put off by Welbeck being prone to injury.
Arsenal would like a permanent transfer this summer but Newcastle cannot afford that, and the best we can hope for is a season loan deal with an option to buy next summer.
Everton are also interested in the player, but we would be surprised if Welbeck ends up on loan at Newcastle this summer.
The report says that Arsenal are more inclined to loan Welbeck to Newcastle because they see Everton in competition with them in the league – but not Newcastle.
And Newcastle will pay Danny’s £100K/week wages as part of the loan deal.
Danny started his career at Manchester United and had a loan spell at Sunderland eight years ago for one season.
He moved to Arsenal four years ago for £16M and has 40 caps for England with 16 goals.
He’s never been a prolific goalscorer and at Manchester United, he scored 29 goals in 142 appearances and for the Gunners, he’s played 112 games with 27 goals.
What do you think?