WELBECK PENS NEW BRIGHTON DEAL
English striker Danny Welbeck has signed a new contract at Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion. He has put pen to paper on a two-year deal. The news of his new contract was announced by Brighton on Friday. Danny Welbeck is in his third season at Brighton following his free transfer to the club two years ago. He’s expected to be with the Seagulls until the end of his new contract in 2024 at least.
Danny Welbeck played second fiddle to Frenchman Neal Maupay in the race to be the central striker at Brighton, but he has since usurped Maupay in the pecking order. As a matter of fact, Maupay is on the way out of Brighton with the likes of Everton and the newly promoted duo of Nottingham Forest and Fulham in the race to sign him. A fee of around £15m has been mentioned in the media for the potential transfer of Maupay from Brighton and Fulham are the favourites to sign him ahead of Nottingham Forest and Everton. Some days ago, Nottingham Forest were in the driving seat to sign him.
Welbeck is the first choice striker at Brighton and he has started the two league games for Brighton this season. He’s yet to score, but he provided an assist for the first Brighton goal in the historic 2-1 away win over Manchester United.