Tottenham want Man Utd forward on loan

Tottenham Hotspur are continuing their interest in Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck, and they could look to bring the England international in on loan, reports the Daily Mail. Mauricio Pochettino, the Spurs manager, is said to be an admirer of Welbeck’s, prompting speculation that the player will be representing Spurs this season.

Pochettino was at Stadium MK to see United suffer a humiliating four-nil defeat against MK Dons in the League Cup. Welbeck was a starter for that game, and although he gave a poor performance in general, the Argentine tactician is still said to be interested in signing the striker on at least a temporary deal.

Welbeck has become frustrated with the lack of Premier League playing time that he stands to receive at United this season, and is looking for a switch away from Old Trafford as a result. Given that the Red Devils have now been knocked out of one of the three competitions that they are competing in this year, there is not likely to be too many more matches in which Welbeck is given a starting opportunity by Van Gaal.

In contrast, Spurs are looking to do well in four tournaments this season (including the Europa League) and have more need for strength in depth. Should Welbeck be drafted into their squad then he will feature as part of an attacking foursome, including Emmanuel Adebayor, Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado. The England man could find Premiership starts more readily available at Spurs.

Updated: August 28, 2014 — 4:45 pm
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