Report shares why West Ham have doubts about Danny Welbeck

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini

West Ham United are considering offering Danny Welbeck a fresh start in the Premier League after his release by Arsenal.

Danny Welbeck of Arsenal looks on  during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Sporting CP at Emirates Stadium on November 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

West Ham United are mulling over a move for ex-Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck but, according to The Standard, his wages could scupper a potential switch to the London Stadium.

A Roy Hodgson-era England strikeforce is available for absolutely nothing this summer. Thanks largely to horrible luck with injuries, Daniel Sturridge, Andy Carroll and Welbeck are all without a club less than a month before the new Premier League season kicks off.

But if Welbeck can prove his fitness after missing most of last season with a broken ankle, he still has plenty to offer.

 

A 28-year-old who has played top level football for Manchester United and Arsenal, he could be an inspired addition on a free transfer for many a club in the middle of the Premier League table.

West Ham certainly need attacking reinforcements despite splashing out a club-record £45 million fee for Sebastien Haller and The Standard reports that they have lined up Welbeck as a back-up to the Frenchman.

Danny Welbeck of Arsenal is challenged Emre Can of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on December 22, 2017 in London, England.

But £115,000 a week for a benchwarmer who failed to play more than 20 Premier League games in three of the last four seasons is understandably considered a little too costly.

Welbeck might be an expensive risk who just isn’t worth taking. Especially as they have only recently forced the perma-crocked Andy Carroll out of the London Stadium.

Danny Welbeck of Arsenal controls the ball  during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Sporting CP at Emirates Stadium on November 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

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