According to a recent report from The Daily Mirror, Danny Welbeck could be set for a move away in the near future. The 27-year-old currently plays his football at Premier League giants Arsenal and has done so since a move from Manchester United back in 2014, in which time the Englishman has played 119 games for the Gunners, netting on 31 occasions.
Yet reports suggest that the forward could be on his way out of the Emirates Stadium at the expiration of his contract at the end of the season, with ‘no agreement close’ regarding a new deal, and these reports should be of keen interest to Everton manager Marco Silva, who may finally be able to solve his team’s striking woes by landing the England international.
Ultimately, the Merseysiders have been struggling in the final third of the pitch ever since Romelu Lukaku left for United back in the summer of 2017, with former boss Ronald Koeman doing little that summer to compensate for his departure.
And while Sam Allardyce then splashed the cash to lure Cenk Tosun to Goodison Park back in January, the Turkey international has struggled to regularly produce the goods upfront for the Toffees, calling into question whether he is indeed the right man to lead the line.
And with doubts over the capabilities of fellow forward Oumar Niasse and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, one wonders where the goals are going to come from for Everton this season, which underlines exactly why they have to land Welbeck in the near future.
The 27-year-old has enjoyed a decent run of form in recent times having bagged on four occasions already this season, one of which coming in their 3-1 win over West Ham in the Premier League back in August.
And in performing well for the Gunners in the second half of last season under Arsene Wenger, the England international is arguably enjoying his best spell in North London since moving there little over five years ago.
Significantly, not only is he playing well, but Welbeck has a lot of attributes that would fit the main striker’s role at Goodison Park, be it strength and aerial ability to get on the end of crosses from the likes of Theo Walcott and Richarlison, and indeed the pace and intelligence to get in-behind and latch onto through balls from the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson – he brings all those possibilities together.
Yes, his goal-scoring record isn’t maybe as strong as Everton fans would have hoped, but it’s clear that he has the capabilities to become a huge asset under Silva, not to mention the fact that he is versatile in being able to play down the flanks if need be.
Thus, with his Arsenal career seemingly coming to a conclusion, the Toffees must be prompted into a move which could finally solve their striking woes once and for all.
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