Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck looks like he is on his way off from Old Trafford with Hull City, Tottenham Hotpsur and Everton vying for his signature.
The England international is not in Louis van Gaal’s plans for the future and the Dutchman would not have any problems shipping him off and removing deadwood.
Everton are interested in signing the United player as well as former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o. The Toffees manager Roberto Martinez confirmed his side’s interest in the two players.
“There is a lot of money involved in those two. At the moment, I am looking at all the options,” Martinez told The Times.
“While the window is open, we are looking at anyone who can help us and also looking at our injured players and seeing how they react.”
Martinez also added that Eto’o’s age does not concern him and would not prevent a deal going through.
“It would not put me off because every player can contribute in a different way,” he said.
Martinez has already brought Ronelu Lukaku to Goodison Park on a permanent deal from Chelsea for a record transfer sum. The Belgian limped out of Saturday’s draw with Arsenal, highlighting a need for attacking depth in the squad and Martinez feels that Welbeck can offer a lot to the Merseyside club.
Tottenham are also interested in the player and the Mirror has reported that the player himself wants a move to Tottenham. They report: The north London club are keen to take the Manchester United and England forward either on a permanent £15million move or on loan. Tottenham boss Maurico Pochettino wants to play Welbeck as a central striker and has prioritised the signing of a forward before the transfer window shuts next Monday.
Welbeck has apparently refused moves to lower Premier League clubs, including Sunderland and Hull, both of whom were interested in signing the player. Danny Welbeck has been told he can leave Manchester United – but not for one of their Premier League rivals. The 20 time league champions don’t want to do business with league rivals. Therefore it would be interesting to see where he winds up. However, one thing is for sure- chances for Welbeck seem very limited at United this season, especially since they only have the Premier League to focus on.