According to The Times, Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck will leave the club at the end of the season after it was announced that he would not be given a new contract.
This is another high-profile player, alongside Aaron Ramsey, who will be leaving The Gunners at the end of the campaign.
The England striker is currently nursing a broken ankle, but the club hope that he will be able to return before the end of the season. It is expected that there will be a huge host of clubs that will be champing at the bit to sign the former Man United man.
The one club that should try their hardest to secure the signature of Welbeck is Crystal Palace, who, if this season is anything to go buy, are crying out for a striker. The Eagles have such a dearth in quality in this department that manager Roy Hodgson has primarily relied on wingers Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend to play up front.
With Jordan Ayew potentially returning to parent club Swansea at the end of the season, Christian Benteke’s eternally poor form, and the lack of chances for Alexander Sørloth, a move for Welbeck seems like a perfect move for The Eagles.
Welbeck is a natural goalscorer, who can score in a wide range of ways. In the middle of Zaha and Townsend, this could be a brilliant partnership that could really propel Crystal Palace to the top half of the Premier League.
Moreover, this would surely please Welbeck, who has struggled for game time at both Man United and Arsenal. Admittedly, this has been down to injuries, but the most starts in the league that the England forward has made since arriving at The Emirates is only 18. If Hodgson had it his way, he would have Welbeck playing every minute next season.