• Welbeck out to help improve Brighton's offense
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  • Potter confident Welbeck will improve Albion offensive

Brighton & Hove Albion FC has taken a chance on Danny Welbeck, someone who has been long searching for a home. After getting terminated by Watford, the 29-year-old was in search of a new club. The Seagulls turned out to be that team with manager Graham Potter believing that he can put the English footballer to good use.

“We are delighted to have Danny joining us. He will complement our existing striking options," Potter said via the team’s official website. “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.”

Welbeck is coming off a so-so stint with The Hornets, accounting for only two goals in 18 Premier League appearances. With his poor showing, it was evident that the 29-year-old needed to find a new home and that turned out to be at Falmer Stadium.

The English footballer joins Albion on a one-year deal and there are high expectations set. Considering he is a Premier League winner with Manchester United and also had a stint with Arsenal FC, Potter feels he can add depth and fit in well with Brighton’s offensive options.

For Brighton technical director Dan Ashworth, the signing of Welbeck concludes a busy transfer window which he termed as “very good.” He lauded the recruitment efforts which can hopefully spell a difference for the club’s campaign this season.

“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,” Ashworth said.

Welbeck is no stranger to success, having won 42 caps for England. However, his debut for the Seagulls will have to wait. He is not expected to be part of the team when Brighton faces Crystal Palace this weekend.

But once he is good to go, he is expected to tandem with Neal Maupay and Aaron Connoly to broaden the scoring options of Potter. So far, Maupay leads the way in goals scored for The Seagulls with four goals in the club’s first four matches. Unfortunately, his efforts have not done much for Brighton with the club at the 16th spot with only three points to show as of this writing.

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Danny Welbeck scored eight goals in his first season with Arsenal following his transfer from Manchester United. Reuters