WELBECK SECURES NEW CONTRACT AT BRIGHTON
England international Danny Welbeck attracted interest from several clubs before he made the decision to extend his stay at Brighton and Hove Albion. The former Arsenal and Manchester United striker signed a new one-year contract with the Seagulls just before his previous deal ended last month. He would have been available as a free agent at the end of June.
Brighton confirmed that Welbeck has penned a one-year contract extension in a statement released at the end of last month. On the news of his renewal, Seagulls boss Graham Potter said that they are delighted that Welbeck will stay at the club for another season and that he has been a top professional since his first day at the club. According to him, Danny Welbeck is a role model around the Brighton training ground.
Brighton also confirmed that Dutch midfielder Davy Propperhas left the club to return to PSV Eindhoven. He signed for the Seagulls from PSV and the Dutchman returns to the club for an undisclosed fee after four years at the Amex Stadium. Since signing for Brighton for a then club-record fee, Propper has made 121 appearances in all competitions. He leaves the Seagulls after an injury-hit campaign.
On Propper, Brighton boss Potter pointed out the role he played in preserving the club’s Premier League status while wishing him the best of luck for the future.