Graham Potter explains why Danny Welbeck signed new contract with Brighton

Danny Welbeck has signed a new one-year contract with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 5:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 5:08 pm
Danny Welbeck scored six goals for Albion last season
Danny Welbeck scored six goals for Albion last season

The 30-year-old initially joined Albion in October 2020 on a one-year contract, going on to score six goals and assisting three times in 24 Premier League outings.

Albion head coach Graham Potter said, “We’re delighted that he’s with us for next season. Danny has demonstrated what is expected of a top professional from the moment he arrived here. As soon as the season finished, extending his stay at the club was a top priority.

“He is a brilliant role model to have around the place and his experience at the very top end of the game is invaluable for helping us continuing to improve as a team.”

Welbeck began his career with boyhood club Manchester United, going on to win the Premier League, the League Cup and Community Shield both on two occasions, as well as the FIFA Club World Cup.

He departed for Arsenal in a £16 million move in 2014 where another trophy followed as the Gunners lifted the FA Cup in 2017.

His time at the Emirates came to an end in 2019, before spending a season with Watford.

The striker also has 42 England caps to his name, scoring on 16 occasions, and was part of the squad that reached the semi-finals at the last World Cup.