West Ham boss David Moyes has shared how he turned down the chance to sign Brighton striker Danny Welbeck in the summer on a free transfer, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
The 30-year-old has experienced a great career in the game so far. He has played for Manchester United and Arsenal and has earned 42 caps for England.
Danny Welbeck left Arsenal for Watford last year. The attacker then left the Hornets on a free transfer in the summer and linked up with Brighton.
West Ham were considering a move for Seagulls ace at the time (The Sun).
With Welbeck’s injury record, however, passing up the chance to sign him was the right call from the Hammers.
David Moyes told the Daily Mail about why he rejected the chance to bring the 30-year-old hitman to the London Stadium in the summer:
“Danny was someone who I did consider. I was probably just a little concerned about his injuries in the past more than anything else. But I am really pleased for him because I enjoyed working with him at Manchester United. He is a great boy and so enthusiastic. He is a good footballer who has worked hard on his game and has been doing well for Brighton.”
Knowing our track record, Welbeck will score against us tomorrow. But missing out on him was absolutely the right decision.
West Ham are fairly light in the centre-forward department. Sebastien Haller has failed to impress since deputising for the injured Michail Antonio.
The Hammers have been heavily linked with a move for Josh King in January (Claret and Hugh).
The 28-year-old Bournemouth ace is exactly the type of striker we should be looking to sign. Hopefully the board will back David Moyes with the funds he needs.