West Ham United could do with adding a proven Premier League striker to their ranks in the summer. The Hammers might be able to grind out some impressive results, however, they would be in a better position to constantly do that if they added some experience to their attack.
And, it appears Manuel Pellegrini could have one who knows the top-flight extremely well on his radar and might be an ideal man to spearhead their attack.
What’s the News?
According to a report by The Mirror, West Ham are monitoring the current situation surrounding Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck.
The experienced international’s deal at the Emirates Stadium is set to expire at the end of the season and could be ready to make a move for him.
Welbeck has the potential to be a great signing for a club like West Ham, although he does come with some serious risks which the Hammers may not be too keen with.
Still only 28-years-old, he has plenty of experience of playing in the Premier League and could be the type of attacking player that would thrive at the club if given the chance, especially with the system that Pellegrini likes to adopt at the London Stadium.
Welbeck can offer plenty of versatility in the final third, whilst he is more than capable of playing on his own as a focal point of the attack.
The England international is able to find the back of the net and has a solid goal to game ratio, however, it must be said that it could also be a little better. He has featured 126 times for Arenal and scored 32 goals, while at the Red Devils he played 143 times recording 29 goals.
However, injuries and wage demands could be a real concern for the Hammers. Unfortunately, Welbeck tends to have to spend a significant portion of the season on the sidelines as he has had his fair share of knocks and could ultimately turn out to be another Andy Carroll.
Given the fact that he is potentially available on a free transfer, it might just be a risk West Ham should consider taking.
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