Now a free agent after his contract at Arsenal expired at the end of last season, Danny Welbeck might end up joining Watford.
Watford have confirmed the signing of Danny Welbeck, who was a free agent after he was released by Arsenal.
The forward has penned a three-year deal at Vicarage Road.
While Watford may be trying to wrap up a deal for Welbeck quickly, it’s worth noting that the summer transfer window deadline doesn’t apply to free agents.
At the time of writing, it’s unclear how much Watford would pay Welbeck in wages. The length of any possible contract and fitness is also unknown.
The striker is returning from a terrible ankle injury which wrecked his 2018-19 season back at Arsenal. Welbeck also has a long history of injury problems.
Watford are willing to agree a five-year contract with the 21-year-old Senegalese winger Ismaila Sarr .
The deal now rests with Watford’s ability to strike a deal with Rennes.
L’Equipe say Watford are willing to offer Rennes 30 million euros up-front plus a further 5 million euros in add-ons.
Rennes are asking for one lump sum of 37 million euros.