Old Trafford wants new contract.
Manchester United have been angered by Danny Welbeck’s wage demands, so talks over a long-term contract are now in deadlock.
Welbeck, 21, has emerged as an important member of Sir Alex Ferguson’s plans, scoring eight goals for the Barclays Premier League champions this season.
United are keen to reward the England striker, who earns £15,000 per week, with a new deal. Sportsmail exclusively revealed last year how Welbeck had begun negotiating with the club over a treble-your-money contract worth £45,000-£50,000 a week.
But the player and his advisers are now asking for £60,000 a week, which has left United officials astonished.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Danny Welbeck’s insistence on pushing for a new deal, less than a year seeing his earnings trebled, will not impress Sir Alex Ferguson. The young striker may well have put in a solid set of performances this term, seeing the England Under 21 international forcing his way ahead of both Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen in the Old Trafford pecking order, but that will not automatically earn the forward a new deal, especially so soon after his previous contract agreement.
The locally born youngster spent last season out on loan at Sunderland and performed admirably despite the Black Cats putting in an average campaign. This has led to a more prominent role in the Man United first team picture culminating in 15 starts across all competitions during which Welbeck has notched up 8 goals and has become a pivotal part of the club’s attacking plans.
Welbeck’s form comes as Javier Hernandez struggled to replicate the form of last season and the fact that the 21 year old can play in both an orthodox striking role as well as out wide means that he is the type of adaptable player that Ferguson will look to turn to but his call for a new deal will no go down well.
Perhaps this request led to Ferguson handing Berbatov a new one year deal or perhaps Welbeck is getting ideas above his station? Either way someone should probably take the youngster to one side and let him know in no uncertain terms that his demands may be detrimental to his long term Man United prospects.