West Ham are one of the clubs chasing Danny Welbeck, according to The Mirror. Arsenal striker Welbeck, who has been out since November, could become a free agent this summer.
This report indicates that Arsenal are weighing up whether to give him an extension but he could be available on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Welbeck’s contract situation has alerted three Premier League clubs: Everton, Newcastle United and West Ham.
The 28-year-old suffered a long-term ankle injury back in November and has not played since. And it is not the first time he has been sidelined.
Signing Welbeck could be a similar risk to the Jack Wilshere move last summer. And since his free transfer from Arsenal to West Ham, Wilshere has barely featured due to injury.
But West Ham need a new striker and Welbeck would be a cheaper option. Hammers fans took to social media to debate whether it was worth offering the England international a deal.
Here are several tweets from West Ham fans discussing whether Welbeck would be a good signing for the club.
No more sick notes
— Bill⚒ (@btallowin01) April 27, 2019
Always injured…..so fits in perfectly with our transfer policy. Provided he fails the medical sign him up and pay him £150k pw for 5 years and enjoy the 15 games he plays over that period. Perfect.
— 🇬🇧⚒D-Hammer ⚒ (@lex_e_con) April 27, 2019
Guess there’ll be a spare place in the treatment room when we hopefully ship AC out
— robert smith (@darobsta08) April 27, 2019
A typical West Ham signing. Partner him with Sturridge I say 🤦♂️🙄
— CresswellsMagicHat (@Cressysmagichat) April 27, 2019
Injury prone.. seen better days 😐⚒
— chris sedin (@diddyposh) April 27, 2019
No, not another injury prone reject
— Work it all out (@Workitallout1) April 27, 2019