Steve Bruce is apparently preparing an audacious £14m bid for Manchester United striker, Danny Welbeck.
Welbeck, who came through the ranks of United’s Academy, divides opinion amongst United fans and is reportedly interested in the switch if his chances are like likely to be limited this season as he plays second fiddle tomWayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.
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With Shane Long moving to Southampton, Bruce sees Welbeck as the perfect replacement. If Bruce gets his man, Welbeck would become Hull City’s most expensive signing and provide Danny with something United can’t offer him, European football.
Meanwhile, in the ‘will he, won’t he, are we even interested in him’ transfer saga of the summer, Juventus’ Arturo Vidal is considered as a done-deal according to bookmakers as they suspend bets on him signing for the club before the window closes.
Reports are beginning to suggest Javier Hernandez or Nani could be part of a deal to bring the Chilean midfielder to Old Trafford.
Welbeck is a far better player than many United fans give him credit for but he always seems to lack ‘something’ even to those of us who do rate him. Most fans who don’t rate him would simply point to his goal tally to highlight what that something is. With James Wilson so obviously destined to force his way into the first team over the next 12months, United could afford to lose at least one of Hernandez or Welbeck without leaving themselves short and with the qualifying campaign for the 2016 European Championship’s just around the corner,va move to Hull offers Welbeck the best opportunity to figure in Hodgson’s plans.
As for Vidal, I think he’s the best player we could possibly sign OTHER than a top centre half, but can Ed actually seal the deal? Only time will tell eh?