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Watford have confirmed that they have reached a mutual agreement with Danny Welbeck to terminate his contract.

The former Manchester United and Arsenal striker was earning a reported £100,000-a-week, a figure the club were unable to continue paying out.

In a statement, the Championship side said: “Watford FC confirms that it has reached an agreement to allow Danny Welbeck to leave on a free transfer.

“Welbeck featured 20 times for the Hornets last season, scoring three goals.

“We wish Danny every success in the future.”

The 29-year-old enjoyed a strong end to the 2019/20 campaign, scoring two goals in nine appearances after the season restarted amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A host of Premier League clubs have enquired about his availability, while there has also been interest from abroad.

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