BRIGHTON have completed the signing of free agent Danny Welbeck.
The former Manchester United and Arsenal striker has signed a one-year deal at the Amex.
Danny Welbeck was a free agent after his release from WatfordCredit: Brighton Fc
✍️ Albion have completed the signing of striker Danny Welbeck.The former Manchester United, Arsenal and Watford forward has agreed a one-year deal with Albion!🤝 @firsttouchgames 🤝#BHAFC 🔵⚪️
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) October 18, 2020
Welbeck, 29, had been a free agent since his Watford contract was terminated by mutual consent on October 6.
Welbeck joined the Hornets on a £100,000-a-week contract in August 2019 following his release from Arsenal at the end of the previous season.
He went on to score three goals in 20 appearances last term as Watford were relegated from the Premier League.
Welbeck, who has 16 goals in 42 caps for England, will wear Brighton’s No18 jersey.
He will vie for a spot up front in Graham Potter’s side along with Neal Maupay, Aaron Connolly, Florin Andone and fellow newboy Andi Zeqiri.
Discussing Welbeck’s arrival, Potter said: “We are delighted to have Danny joining us. He will complement our existing striking options.
“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.”
Brighton also capitalised on the free agent market to sign Adam Lallana after his contract with Liverpool expired in July.
Welbeck played 142 times for Man United, winning the Premier League in 2012-13.
He joined Arsenal in a £16million move in 2014 but struggled with injury throughout large parts of his time in north London.
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