Danny Welbeck has become frustrated by his lack of striking opportunities at Manchester United and reportedly looking for an exit from Old Trafford with Arsenal and Tottenham remain interested in his services.
English daily The Guardian has reported today that Danny Welbeck is considering his future at Manchester United after becoming dismayed at his lack of opportunity as a striker under David Moyes and unsure of his relationship with the manager.
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are two clubs interested in signing Welbeck whose pedigree as a Premier League winner and established international make him an attractive target in the close season.
Last week Moyes disciplined Welbeck, along with Tom Cleverley and Ashley Young, for a night out in Manchester following the Champions League exit to Bayern Munich which. Moyes’s decision was not received well, and if Welbeck was to leave it would be a significant blow to the manager’s hopes of restoring United to serious title challengers next season. Welbeck is a lifelong United fan, who is from the city, and his unhappiness signals further disgruntlement within the squad.
The report claims that the 23-year-old may be tempted to move with the promise of regular first-team action in his preferred striking berth. Welbeck will have two years left on his current contract in the summer, the usual juncture when fresh terms would be offered to him. Now the Englishman, who currently earns around £70,000 a-week, may decide against signing on once more.
The England international is a worker, and he has shown time and again this season that while he does not always score, he always puts in a shift – something that cannot be said of some of his teammates. Welbeck has scored 10 times in 32 appearances for the club during the campaign and is frustrated at his limited chances as a forward, with Moyes often playing him in a wide position.
Manchester United squad overhaul is almost guaranteed in coming transfer window. Nemanja Vidic, the captain, has already announced he will depart in the summer with the futures of Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra also in the balance.Javier Hernández, Shinji Kagawa, Darren Fletcher, Nani, Young, Cleverley, Alexander Büttner and Ryan Giggs are other members of Moyes’s squad whose futures are also in doubt.
Arsenal are in the market in search of able deputy for overburdened Olivier Giroud and Welbeck fits the bill. Meanwhile, Tottenham management is not happy with the performance levels of Spaniard Roberto Soldado and may decide to offload him in the summer with Welbeck their preferred target to replace him.
Manchester United are definitely going to sign at least one world class striker in the summer with Edinson Cavani their first choice. Welbeck is expected to go further down in the pecking order of Moyes and hence, Englishmans’ exit is almost guaranteed in coming transfer window.