New Arsenal signing Danny Welbeck received a huge £1.5 million pay-off from Manchester United to secure his move to the Emirates Stadium, as reported by the Daily Star.
Welbeck completed a £16 million move to the north London club on deadline day, with Arsenal needing to replace their injured striker Olivier Giroud.
However, in order to push the move through, Welbeck demanded a settlement was agreed on his contract at Man Utd, despite being pushed out of the door as part of Louis van Gaal’s Old Trafford rebuild.
The figure of £1.5 million was agreed between both parties as a settlement shortly before his move was completed.
There was also a slight delay on the move as Man Utd refused to sanction the move’s completion until they could confirm their own move to bring Radamel Falcao in on loan from Monaco.
The Colombian star required a thorough medical after his significant knee injury towards the end of last season.