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DANNY WELBECK has left Watford for free just a year after joining – with the club confirming his exit in a blunt 39-word statement.
A statement on Watford’s official website confirmed Welbeck is off – but was noticeable for its sharp tone and highlighting that he managed only three goals.
The statement read: « Watford FC confirms that it has reached an agreement to allow Danny Welbeck to leave on a free transfer.
Welbeck, 29, had a strong end to the season after recovering from a hamstring injury that he sustained in October.
It was hard for the striker to build momentum after getting injured, returning to the team in February only for that to be curtailed by the coronavirus lockdown.
But he played all nine of the Hornets’ last matches post-lockdown, producing strong performances and scoring two goals.
A number of Premier League clubs have enquired about the player and he has also attracted interest from abroad.
Welbeck wants to play top-level football and with Watford hit by relegation and no gate receipts it was decided to let him move from Vicarage Road for free.
SunSport told you in August how Southampton were among the clubs looking to bring in Welbeck.
The Saints let record buy Guido Carrillo leave for nothing yesterday after the flop striker failed to score a single goal in three years.
Fenerbahce and Besiktas were rumoured to be interested in signing him but it is thought a concrete offer is yet to arrive.
Welbeck is yet to play a game for Watford this season, who have won two of their opening four games in the second tier.
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Actu monde – GB – Danny Welbeck leaves Watford on free transfer as club issue blunt 39-word statement saying goodbye to £100k-a-week star