Welbeck Completes Watford Move

Welbeck Completes Watford Move

Welbeck Completes Watford Move

Watford have confirmed the signing of England international Danny Welbeck on a free transfer.

The forward was without a club following his release from Arsenal earlier this summer.

The Hornets announced the signing by posting a video of his name listed as ‘Dat Guy’.

Watford did not have to complete Welbeck’s capture before Thursday’s deadline as clubs are permitted to sign unattached players beyond the window.

Welbeck was on the sidelines for much of last season after picking up a serious ankle injury during the Europa League clash against Sporting Lisbon in November.

The 28-year-old has been plagued by injuries since arriving at Arsenal from Manchester United back in 2014 and that has put off suitors.

He scored 32 goals from 126 appearances for the Gunners following a £16million arrival from United, where he came through the academy ranks.

His England strike-rate has been highly impressive, scoring 16 goals from 42 appearances, but he missed the World Cup last season following repeated injuries to his knees.

In total, Welbeck has missed 123 matches with Arsenal due to injury, and it was his unfortunate season-ending ankle break that led to Gunners boss Unai Emery deciding he would not renew his contract amid constraints on his transfer budget.

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