Everton are on the hunt for a centre-forward, with Marcel Brands previously revealing that the Toffees want a striker who possesses target man qualities and also has the mobility to evade defenders. Cenk Tosun could be on his way out this summer, leaving Marco Silva with only Dominic Calvert-Lewin available in attack, but Danny Welbeck could be a good cost-effective replacement.
As per Jack Rosser of the Evening Standard, Arsenal manager Unai Emery confirmed that Welbeck will be leaving the club at the end of his contract in the coming weeks and will be available on a free transfer. His contract demands are likely to be in line with his salary at Arsenal of £6.5m-a-year/£125k-per-week, but the Blues would be spared paying a transfer fee.
Everton were linked with Welbeck in April, but the rumours died down with reports came out that Arsenal were going to offer him a new contract. That now doesn’t seem to be the case, so Everton and others are free to make a move for the England international. Welbeck has struggled with injuries this season, but he would improve the squad and is worth a punt.
The 28-year-old has contributed 47 goals in 126 games since joining Arsenal from Manchester United in 2014. Having the chance to sign Welbeck for free is impossible for Everton to turn down. If the Blues can keep him relatively injury-free, he could be a brilliant acquisition.