According to a recent report from The Daily Mirror, Everton are eyeing up a summer move for Danny Welbeck. The Arsenal forward could reportedly be let go by new Gunners boss Unai Emery during the close season despite hitting form for the North London giants in the second half of last term, netting six goals in 2018 to earn him a place in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man England squad for the World Cup.
Nonetheless, it appears that his future could well be away from the Emirates Stadium with Marco Silva’s Everton reportedly keen, and given the success they have had luring Theo Walcott from Arsenal, they must seek to replicate that by capturing £13.5 million-rated Welbeck (as per Transfermarkt).
Ultimately, 29-year-old Walcott made the move to Goodison Park back in January after 12 years at Arsenal, although the final few months were somewhat stale for the England international given he managed just five Premier League appearances for the Gunners in the first half of last season.
And getting out of Arsenal appeared to do the winger the world of good given he made a fast start to life at Everton, netting twice and laying on an assist in his first two league appearances for the Toffees, before ending the campaign with a further goal and two assists to underline his fine start on Merseyside.
Thus, Walcott looks set to be a key player under Silva this term as the Portuguese seeks to take Everton forward after an underwhelming campaign last time round, and having made a big impact since moving from Arsenal, it’s plausible that Welbeck could do the same were he to move to Goodison Park.
The 27-year-old has struggled to nail down a spot in the Gunners first team since his move from Manchester United back in 2014, with a combination of injuries and ultimately better options restricting Welbeck to just 112 appearances for the club.
And with the attacking ranks at the Emirates looking reasonably strong heading into the 2018/19 season, it’s difficult to see the Englishman commanding regular football under Emery, hence Everton’s interest.
Yet it’s not as if Arsenal would be parting with a bad player as Welbeck netted six times in 2018 for the Gunners to help them reach the last four of the Europa League, form which earned him a spot in the England squad for this summer’s World Cup.
And with Everton likely seeking the attacking reinforcements, specifically up top, that can take them forward this term under Silva, Welbeck could well be the ideal addition.
And given the success Walcott has had since moving to Goodison Park, the Toffees should seek to replicate that transfer success by moving for Arsenal’s Welbeck this summer.
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