According to a recent report from The Daily Mirror, forward Danny Welbeck could be set for a move away. The Englishman currently plays his football at Premier League giants Arsenal and has done so since leaving Manchester United back in 2014, bagging 31 goals for the Gunners in his four-year stint at the Emirates Stadium.
Yet reports suggest that the 27-year-old could be on his way out of the North London club at the expiration of his contract at the end of the season, with no agreement reportedly close, and this should be of interest to Leicester City manager Claude Puel, as Welbeck’s addition would arm him with the firepower needed to take the Foxes into Europe.
Ultimately, the Midlands outfit remain heavily reliant on the goals of star striker Jamie Vardy, who has exceeded the 20-goal mark in two of his last three seasons at the King Power Stadium, one of which helping the club to the Premier League title back in 2016.
And with three goals in six games already this term, including in each of his last two league matches, the former England international again looks set to be vital in whatever success they have this term.
Outside of him though, Puel is certainly lacking in the striking department, with Kelechi Iheanacho perhaps the only other who could chip in with crucial goals over the course of the season – Shinji Okazaki offers a lot upfront, but simply isn’t a goal-scorer.
And while Welbeck’s goal-scoring record in the Premier League is not exactly pulling up any trees, bringing him in would hugely complement messrs Vardy and Iheanacho, especially given his recent goal-scoring has been relatively impressive.
The England star bagged six times in the second half of last season to help the Gunners finish sixth in the Premier League and reach the last four of the Europa League, while he has also netted four goals already this term to suggest that he is a forward in form.
And in a Leicester side that finished ninth last season, yet could have easily usurped Burnley in seventh had they not fallen away in the second half of the campaign, his addition would certainly help them sustain a challenge for the European spots this time round.
Thus, with Welbeck’s spell at Arsenal seemingly coming to an end in the near future, Leicester must be ready to pounce, as adding the £13.5 million-rated ace (as per Transfermarkt) to his squad would arm Puel with the firepower needed to return the Foxes to European football.
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