Everton are looking to bolster their strikeforce this summer with Cenk Tosun expected to leave after struggling for form and playing time. Marco Silva would be left with Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the first-team, so at least one centre-forward is expected to be brought in before next season.
Tottenham have a similar problem in attack with Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen expected to leave the club this summer – Mauricio Pochettino would be left without backup for Harry Kane ahead of the 2019/20 campaign. Everton and Tottenham tried to sign Danny Welbeck in the past and should consider a return this summer as he’d be a smart acquisition.
The £125k-per-week man was released by Arsenal after spending the majority of 2018/19 injured. He’ll be a gamble for a top-six Premier League club but also wouldn’t cost a penny aside from wages so he could be a shrewd signing if kept fit. Welbeck spent five years at Arsenal and made 126 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 47 goals.
The 28-year-old would surely jump at the chance to join Everton or Tottenham, but he may have reservations about first-team football. Calvert-Lewin and Kane are first-choice in attack, meaning Welbeck may have to be patient for opportunities up front or consider playing in a wider role – he could edge Theo Walcott out of the Everton squad and Erik Lamela out of Tottenham’s.
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