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Report – Newcastle Offered Former Arsenal Striker


The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder is reporting that Newcastle have been offered ex-Arsenal and Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck.

The 28-year-old is currently a free agent after being running down his contract with Arsenal.

This is what Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi said on Arsenal’s official website earlier this summer:

“In ways it is quite similar to the Aaron situation. We were in talks with him to see if [he would stay or go], he had several offers, he decided to continue in the club until the end of the contract. We respected that.

“We knew that he was going to add a lot to the club over the last year, but again, we were in the last year of contract so it was a very similar situation [to Ramsey].”

He was offered a new deal earlier in the year but then suffered a terrible ankle injury against Sporting Lisbon in November which ended his season.

Danny Welbeck– offered to Newcastle

While his strike rate at about 1 goal in 4 games is not by any means prolific, he has often been deployed out wide.

He is a very good player when fit and would slot in nicely in a two striker formation like the one deployed against West Ham yesterday.

We are not quite sure of this one however, as it comes on the heels of a link to Andy Carroll. Both of these links could just be due to them being available and Newcastle being short of strikers.

Our thinking on Welbeck is kind of along the same lines as with Andy Carroll. If either is brought in as a third forward signing this summer then that would be fine with us.

However, we would still expect another forward to be signed, in addition to Joelinton, prior to bringing in either Carroll or Welbeck.

There is also the issue of wages, as both players would have to accept deals with significantly lower wages then they are accustomed to.

However, it does not seem that too many teams are knocking down either player’s door at the moment.


73 comments so far

  • giimps

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #1

    No thanks

    5
  • toon22

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Zero hours contract incoming

    11
  • crawfordm

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #3

    A classy player however like Sturridge and Carroll its the fitness issues. Have him train with us and then pay as you play and goal bonus. He played for Bruce 2010 – 2011 and had a great season with him.
    Prefer Austin myself !!!

    1
  • Sad Frog II

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #4

    Blaa blaa blaa……The End

    3
  • Ron Knee

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #5

    martoon

    “If it had been a team in Europe I could have understood it but a Chinese team for the money leaves a slightly bad taste.”

    Why? He’s a free agent. He can go where he wants.

    1
  • giimps

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #6

    Him and Big Andy on pay as you play zero hours contracts, ………we would need more fitness tables which the slug will refuse to buy and more Physio’s, which he will refuse to employ, ah the joys of having an owner like the slug

    3
  • martoon

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #7

    Fitness and wages are the issue with him and Carroll

    0
  • geordietom

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #8

    sorry we cant match his wage demands …

    0
  • Sad Frog II

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #9

    FC SD Lame ducks here we come!

    1
  • martoon

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #10

    Ron Knee of course he can but he kept saying he wanted a project. Look I love Rafa and think he’s a great manager but I think he could have done better for himself.

    2
  • Jib

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #11

    crawfordm
    He played for Bruce 2010 – 2011 and had a great season with him.
    Really
    6 goals in 28 games
    9 years ago !!!

    3
  • Ron Knee

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #12

    martoon

    He regards the Chinese club as a project.

    4
  • RobLeenio

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #13

    The mail article is excellent. Puts the blame for all that’s wrong with nufc exactly where it belongs, empathises with the fans and supports our stance on the boycott.

    We are no longer anything but a PR machine and advertising vehicle for sports direct.

    Those who think they are still supporting the club they felll in love with have the blinkers on. That club died twelve years ago. It’s up to us to try and resurrect it.

    12
  • optimistic prime

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #14

    SDFC first 11

    Ashley
    Charnley Bishop Barnes Carr
    Jib Jane Baloney
    Munster Bills son

    I’m short of someone for RW

    😉

    10
  • optimistic prime

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #15

    Funk it, I’ll play RW

    3
  • Jib

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #16

    Seems like everybody’s got a price
    I wonder how they sleep at night
    When the sale comes first
    And the truth comes second
    Everybody look to the left
    Everybody look to the right
    Forget about the price tag
    Ain’t about the uh cha-ching cha-ching
    Ain’t about the yeah b-bling b-bling

    I think Jessie J was thinking about the PL when
    she wrote that

    3
  • one fine day

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #17

    Mar toon,
    Agree
    Always imagined Rafa back in Spain ,Italy or even one of the big Turkish side with the crazy support .
    Seeing him in China baffles me ( maybe it’s a quick year out with mega bucks then a final tilt somewhere decent?)
    Saying that ,just happy we don’t have the pain of seeing him in the away dugout
    Would feel like seeing your ex sat in an Austin Martin with some old rich bald twat and looking happy

    3
  • DONEGAL NUFC IRL

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #18

    Repost 5m net spend over 12years and sum guys on here stick up for this f**ker OMG

    9
  • RolandoOverhead

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #19

    Firstly – no thanks
    Secondly – “There is also the issue of wages”
    Could be wrong, but aren’t both players currently earning £0. I knew Cashley was tight but…

    0
  • Billy Whitehursts V sign

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #20

    Thought for yesterday; I watched the game, we played well. Probably just new manager inspired intensity was the difference. Shelvey clattered into an early challenge and set the tone. However, it was a pre season friendly, nothing more.
    If Steve Bruce sticks pretty much to Rafas careful approach we should have enough at the back and in midfield to stay in every game. In my opinion he would be incredibly stupid and an act of pure ego if he opened this side up. We dont have the players!

    4
  • one fine day

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #21

    Donegal
    Don’t worry bout manure mate
    Just mention citeh and liverpools euro cups lol tends to shut them up these days

    1
  • Just a fan

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #22

    Optimistic
    I used to play rw

    0
  • martoon

    Jul 21, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #23

    OFD – I think you’ve expressed what I was trying to say more eloquently. As I say I love Rafa but just slightly disappointed and surprised what he left us for.

    0
  • martoon

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #24

    In case anybody missed it last night I’ll be doing Blog Predictions but because of my holidays a week later than usual i.e. the week following the Arsenal game.

    5
  • beefman13

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #25

    Another mackem

    0
  • geordiemark

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #26

    martoon

    ive watched rafas team and there pure crap, fair enough won a couple of games but that happens when a new manager takes over a club, the only thing they have going for them is the multi billionaire who owns them thats about it

    2
  • Billy Whitehursts V sign

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #27

    Thought for today, particularly for those already putting Joelinton in their NUFC 11’s. 22 year old Brazillian with huge potential but little actual achievement to date. Worth £30m+, not really sure what his best position is. Not represented Brazil since U17. I give you Kennedy………..??

    3
  • Toon222

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #28

    Another ex mackem, whos next adam johnson or lee catermole ffs

    Whos ashley gonna sell us to next ellis short?

    Joke of a club, needs boycotting at every level until fatso has gone, hes robbed our club and dressed his sports direct empire up in nufc colours

    BOYCOTT SPORTS DIRECT FOOTBALL CLUB

    7
  • geordiemark

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #29

    isnt it strange that bzg or who ever they are, they have to go to a hedge fund group for funding, there arabs there supposed to be multi billionaires, i smell a rabbit off again must be near the end of the transfer window

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #30

    Maroon. He didn’t leave us, he left Ashley FC due to its lack of ambition.

    He then looked for an alternative, not just for him but for his coaching team who are not as well of as he is.

    The best option he found was in China.

    7
  • Toon222

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #31

    Donegal

    Better not worrying about this club til ashleys gone

    Get ur green and gold on 2day and hope big murphy and co can overcome the kingdom

    0
  • DONEGAL NUFC IRL

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #32

    One fine day
    Yeah that dose shut them up haha
    I know 4nufc fans where im from one of them own’s a pub so not to bad

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #33

    Martoon sorry lol.

    Great idea re the blog predictions. We’ll all have a bit more idea what’s going on by then.

    1
  • geordiemark

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #34

    RobLeenio

    if i was a highly rated manager there is no way id go to china to manage one of there teams no matter how much money they pay, its a micky mouse league i was shocked when rafa went there but he probably looked at his age and though lovely pay day

    2
  • one fine day

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #35

    Donegal
    Wasn’t shay from your place ?

    0
  • DONEGAL NUFC IRL

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #36

    Toon222
    When will that be please say soon

    0
  • Toon222

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #37

    Shay Given was from Lifford, co Donegal

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #38

    Geordie mark I don’t have sufficient knowledge of the Chinese League to make any kind of quality judgement and I wasn’t involved with Rafa’s conversion with his new bosses, so I can’t judge him on his decision or his reasons behind it.

    I assume the same applies to most on here, including you.

    4
  • jazzyp

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #39

    Geordietom

    BZ Group want to buy us on the never never mate..What’s up with that lol.
    Only at Newcastle united eh!!

    2
  • Toon222

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #40

    Donegal

    Wont b until we drop and dont come back at the first time of asking sadly but id accept an extended period in the lower leagues to rid us of the parasite

    1

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