Super Lig giants Besiktas are hoping Newcastle fail in their bid to sign Danny Welbeck following his release by Arsenal, as the former England international moving to St James’ Park could hinder their transfer plans, as per Fotospor.
The Black Eagles have continued to show a strong intent on re-signing Everton forward Cenk Tosun this summer, and reports by Turkish outlet Takvim last month suggested the Istanbul outfit would be sending representatives to England to hold talks with the Toffees.
Everton’s priority at the time was thought to be on selling the Turkish striker if a suitable offers comes their way, but Besiktas are now hopeful the potential arrive of Welbeck on Merseyside would open the door to a temporary transfer as they search for goals ahead of their entry into next season’s Europa League.
Marco Silva’s Everton are one of a plethora of sides to have been linked with a move for £10.8million-rated Welbeck now that he is a free agent after five years in North London, with West Ham United, Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers also tipped to be in the race alongside us.
It was claimed at the start of May that we had even reached out to the 6ft winger’s representatives. But the Evening Standard soon reported that the Goodison Park natives were the ones on pole position, amid speculation that the Merseyside outfit would be willing to increase the 28-year-old’s wage above the £100,000-a-week he has allegedly been earning at the Emirates Stadium.
A month down the line, however, the one-time Champions League-winning forward remains on the market, having last played for the Gunners in November thanks to a serious ankle injury that required surgery. It also remains to be seen if we are still interested in signing Welbeck.