According to the Chronicle, Newcastle have now been offered the chance to sign Danny Welbeck following his release from Arsenal this summer.
The same piece by Lee Ryder also claims that Steve Bruce wants to sign FIVE new players before the transfer window closes on August 8th.
While the Chronicle don’t name any other names, the Telegraph’s Luke Edwards revealed last night that Bruce ‘privately’ hopes to sign TWO strikers, a winger, a central midfielder and a full-back – and one of those looks set to be Joelinton, who’s expected to finally sign tomorrow.
Back to Welbeck, the 28-year-old may be deemed a risk given his recent injury record, with him also falling outside of Mike Ashley’s ’26 and under’ buying policy, however the former Man Utd man could be a smart signing on a free.
He knows Steve Bruce well from his successful loan spell at Sunderland over the 2010/11 season, not forgetting the fact his Premier League experience and could be come in handy for us, with him being able to play up top, out wide or as a second striker.
An injury prone Welbeck wouldn’t be an acceptable Ayoze Perez replacement, but given we’re so light on attacking options, his arrival on a free could make plenty sense – although I have my doubts about Ashley’s ability to A) sign a player approaching 29 and B) pay him the wages he’d no doubt demand.