The Evening Standard says Wolves are interested in signing former Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck, but would it be a disappointing coup for the pack?

Wolves’ return to the topflight of English football culminated with them securing European football next season, and Fosun are looking to add to Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad.

There hasn’t been a shortage of speculation thanks to links with Andre Silva (Calciomertaco) and Morgan Sanson (Talksport), yet an underwhelming rumour is Wolves’ interest in Danny Welbeck.

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Why Danny Welbeck would be a disappointing signing for Wolves

Welbeck is looking for a new club as Arsenal are not extending his contract that runs out in July.

The Gunners brought the England international from Manchester United, and his Arsenal tenure has been spoiled by rampant injuries.

Arsenal secured Welbeck’s signature back in 2014/15, and the injury-prone striker has only made 46 starting appearances.

Welbeck has also only scored 16 Premier League goals for The Gunners in a five-year spell.

That is a poor goal return for any striker, let alone an England international.

 

Everton are reportedly the favourites to secure the striker thanks to a willingness to meet his £100,00 a week demands.

Welbeck wearing the Toffee’s blue instead of the Wanderer’s gold and black would be a blessing for the pack.

Putting his poor form in front of goal aside, the biggest problem with Welbeck is that he’s injury prone.

Wolves maintained a consistent starting XI and substitutes’ bench last season, and they don’t want to jeopardise that consistency by adding a player with glass ankles.

Furthermore, Fosun needs to buy players that can compete with the starting XI and make an impact from the bench.

And Danny Welbeck just isn’t that player.

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