Where will Danny Welbeck end up this summer?
Marco Silva’s Everton are reportedly in pole position to sign Danny Welbeck this summer, with the striker set to leave Arsenal for free.
Despite another injury-hit season, there will likely be plenty of teams lining up to sign the Englishman.
The former Manchester United man suffered an ankle injury back in November and has only recently returned to full training.
As a result of that injury, Welbeck has only featured 14 times for Arsenal this season, scoring five goals.
This week, Arsenal’s Raul Sanllehi confirmed that Welbeck decided against a new deal with the Gunners.
“We were in talks with him, he had several offers, he decided to continue in the club until the end of the contract,” Sanllehi explained to Arsenal’s official website.
Now, despite his injury, clubs are lining up to sign Welbeck.
Toffees in ‘pole position’
According to the Evening Standard, all of West Ham, Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Wolves have expressed an interest in the player.
Welbeck would also like to stay in the Premier League next season.
Despite plenty of interest, it’s Marco Silva’s Everton, though, who are in pole position to sign him.
The Standard’s report continues by explaining ‘Everton are currently in pole position, with Welbeck keen on moving to a club with Champions League ambitions’.
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Not only are Everton’s ambitions key, but their willingness to give him a pay increase also helps.
The Toffees are supposedly ‘willing to offer him an increase on his current £100,000-a-week salary, assuming no issues arise on what is likely to be a rigorous medical, given his lengthy injury history.’
With Theo Walcott already at Everton, that could also help the Toffees seal a deal.
Welbeck is set to travel with Arsenal for the Europa League final in Baku next week.