Everton are reportedly weighing up a move for Arsenal attacker Danny Welbeck, who will be out of contract next summer.
According to The Mirror, Everton are “keeping tabs” on Welbeck’s contract situation, with his current deal set to expire at the end of this season.
The Gunners have failed to come to an agreement over a new deal with Aaron Ramsey, so it looks like they could be set to clean house and start fresh under the leadership of Unai Emery.
The report claims the Toffees showed interest in the 27 year-old this summer, but no official bid ever materialised.
Welbeck isn’t a world class player who is going to push Everton into the top six, but signing him for free next summer would be very shrewd business from Marco Silva and Marcel Brands.
You don’t rack up over 100 appearances for each of Manchester United and Arsenal along with 42 England caps by sheer luck, and the versatile attacker has grabbed four goals already this season.
Welbeck’s biggest strengths are his athleticism and versatility, able to use his strength, speed and tireless work rate anywhere across the front three.
His endless runs down the channels help other players find space in the attack, so starting him up front at Goodison could actually have a huge impact on Theo Walcott and Richarlison.
The England international would occupy defenders, link play, hold the ball up and worry the opposition with his constant runs in behind, which could allow Richarlison the space to find his early-season form on a consistent basis.
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