Turkish giants Besiktas and Fenerbahce have set their sights on signing Watford striker Danny Welbeck, Football Insider understands.
The 29-year-old, who was left out of the Hornets’ 1-0 win over Middlesbrough on the opening day of the Championship season, looks likely to leave Vicarage Road before the end of the summer transfer window.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the two Super Lig sides are both interested in taking the 42-cap England international on what would initially be a season-long loan deal.
Welbeck joined Watford on a free transfer last summer after his contract at Arsenal expired but struggled for game time as a result of injury problems.
He picked up a hamstring issue back in October 2019 that restricted his availability in the first half of the season.
In total, the England international scored three goals in 20 matches for Watford in his debut season, including on the final day against the Gunners as his team were relegated to the Championship.
Now the former Manchester United star looks set to leave the Hertfordshire outfit as suitors from both England and abroad eye a move before the end of the summer window.
Super Lig rivals Besiktas and Fenerbahce are among those most interested in a move as they look to seal a temporary deal for the hitman.
Besiktas, who finished third in Turkey’s top flight last season, kicked off the new campaign with a 3-1 win over last year’s runners-up Trabzonspor.
Meanwhile, Fenerbahce, who are looking to improve on their seventh-placed finish last term, managed to see off Rizespor 2-1 on the opening day.
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