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Hijack: Wolves should act fast to land Welbeck before Newcastle can

Hijack: Wolves should act fast to land Welbeck before Newcastle can

According to TeamTalk, Newcastle are lining up a move to bring Danny Welbeck on loan to the club for the upcoming season.

Danny Welbeck is entering the last 12 months of his current contract with Arsenal, and given his lack of involvement with the first team in recent seasons at the Emirates, it would be a surprise if new terms with the club were forthcoming.

According to the above report, the England international is not part of Unai Emery’s long term plans for the Gunners. At 27-years-old, Welbeck needs to be starting Premier League games on a regular basis if he wants to maintain an active involvement in the England set up.

A switch to St James’ Park would be a good move for the ex-Manchester United man, but Wolves would be wise to enter the fray for the striker’s signature too.

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Nuno Espirito Santo’s attacking options at Molineux certainly look impressive, but this is a squad short on Premier League experience. The addition of Welbeck, on a loan deal, would be a great way for Nuno to complete the forward contingent at his disposal.

Welbeck would have plenty to offer this Wolves side too. For all of their technical class and flair, as a newly promoted side, they will likely find themselves under the cosh on plenty of occasions this season.

In those scenarios, Danny Welbeck’s hard running and incessant, intelligent pressing from the front can do much to alleviate the pressure on the midfield and defence. Welbeck’s movement and harrying can even lead to attacking opportunities being created in the opponent’s final third. 

Nuno has made excellent use of the loan system in recent transfer windows, and a move for Danny Welbeck now on another temporary arrangement could simply be the next instalment in this pattern of smart business.

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