Brighton have confirmed the signing of free agent Danny Welbeck on a 1-year deal.

Brighton have confirmed the signing of free agent Danny Welbeck on a one-year deal after his contract with Watford expired.

The decision with the Hornets was mutual following their relegation to the Championship last season, leaving the former Manchester United and Arsenal striker free to find a new club outside the transfer window.

✍️ Albion have completed the signing of striker Danny Welbeck.

Former Manchester United, Arsenal and Watford forwards have agreed a one-year deal with Albion!

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— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) October 18, 2020

Welbeck scored just three goals in his 20 appearances for Watford, two coming in the Premier League. With new boss Vladimir Ivić not involved in the plans for the 2020/21 campaign, Brighton have opted to give him another crack at the top-flight whip.

Speaking on the club’s official website, Seagulls boss Graham Potter insisted that Welbeck’s experience would be a welcome addition: “We are delighted that Danny is joining us. He complements our existing fantastic options. will do

“He has undoubted pedigree, and is quick and technically very good. He will add to our attacking threat and we are delighted to add another player of his experience and quality.

Technical director Dan Ashworth added: “I think Danny’s arrival comes at the end of what we feel has been a very good window for the club. A lot of planning, diligence and hard work has gone into the recruitment process. went, and I would like to thank all the different departments at the club for their efforts in achieving this.”

Welbeck scored twice for Watford in the league/Pool/Getty Images.

The 29-year-old has scored 72 goals in club football in a career spanning over 320 matches. His record for the England national team is more than admirable, netting 16 times in 42 Three Lions outings. His last cap for Gareth Southgate’s men came in 2018.

Welbeck will now compete for a place in Potter’s attack alongside Neil Maupe and Aaron Connolly, the former having scored four Premier League goals this season.

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