Former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has joined Brighton and Hove Albion after he terminated his deal with Watford by mutual consent earlier this month.
The 29-year-old, who has 42 England caps and 16 international goals, has agreed a one-year deal with Brighton. He adds to the team’s striking options alongside Neal Maupay and Aaron Connolly.
Last season, while playing for Watford, Welbeck scored three goals in 20 appearances before the club was relegated to the English Championship.
Brighton head coach Graham Potter said that Welbeck would complement the team’s existing striking options.
“We are delighted to have Danny joining us…He’s got an undoubted pedigree, and he is quick and technically very good. He will add to our attacking threat and we are thrilled to add another player of his experience and quality,” Potter was quoted as saying by the club’s official website.
Technical director Dan Ashworth said: “I think Danny’s arrival concludes what we feel has been a very good window for the club. A lot of planning, diligence, and hard work went into the recruitment side, and I would like to thank all the club’s different departments for their efforts in achieving that.”
The Manchester-born 29-year-old began his career at Old Trafford. He played close to 100 games for both United and Arsenal.
Welbeck will wear jersey No. 18 for Brighton and is expected to be available for selection for their clash against West Bromwich Albion at the Amex on Monday, 26th October.