As one attacking talent joins the club, another leaves on loan. The club confirmed today that Danny Welbeck has joined Sunderland on a season-long loan. It was reported that Welbeck was at the Stadium of Light for a medical today and now the deal has been confirmed. He becomes the second striker to leave the club on loan this season, following Mame Biram Diouf’s move to Blackburn.
I was originally concerned about this move with Darren Bent, Kenwyne Jones, and former-Red Devil Frazier Campbell on the books at the Stadium of Light, but with Kenwyne Jones leaving for Stoke City this suddenly seems like an excellent move. Should be plenty of chances for him to get experiences with the hole left by Jones.
With five strikers currently playing for Manchester United (there is some debate if Bebe is a striker or not), it is probably for the best that he is going to a club where he’ll get more experience. Also, it will be good for him to be in a squad with his former teammate Campbell.
At this stage of his career, it is crucial that he gets minutes on the pitch at the highest level. With so much competition among strikers at Old Trafford, this could prove to be his big shot. Should he impress on loan, it may be just what he needs to break into the squad. If not, it may signal the end of his time with United. Sir Alex loaning him out to a Premier League clubs is a great indication of the faith he has the young striker, hopefully he proves it’s justified.
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