Danny Welbeck is reportedly open to a move to Everton in order to work under Ronald Koeman.
After Everton’s advances for Olivier Giroud were rebuffed, Koeman has allegedly turned his attention to Welbz.
The 26-year-old is yet to make more than 25 appearances for Arsenal since moving to north London from boyhood club Manchester United for £16m in 2014.
Welbz played for Arsenal against Leicester in their first Premier League match of the campaign and even scored just before half-time, but before this, he admitted that signing Alexandre Lacazette has given Arsene Wenger a ‘healthy debate’ ahead of games.
“He’s come into the team and he’s got a couple of goals in pre-season and hopefully he will when the season starts,” he said, reports the Daily Mail.
“It’s nice to be playing with him, with the competition for the forward line now, it’s a healthy debate for the manager to have and I think everyone’s looking forward to the new season.
‘There’s always ways to improve and we will obviously sit back and analyse this game, where we were good and where we were bad and hopefully we can improve our performances and keep on getting better and better.”
As it stands, Welbz is starting alongside Lacazette so there’s not an issue, and I think he realises that his lack of game time is down to his injuries, not Wenger’s lack of faith in him.
Since signing for the Gunners just three years ago, the forward has been sidelined seven times through injury, three of which have kept him out for over 100 days.
According to the Mirror, Everton are willing to pay £30m. He’s got two years left on his current deal… would Wenger be willing to sell?